Circles of Life
Katsina Imagery on Hopi Wicker Basketry
Judith W. Finger and Andrew D. Finger
Prior to this ground-breaking work, little attention has been paid to Hopi wicker basketry, and even less to the use of katsina imagery on this medium. The Hopi people are well known for their skill and artistry in creating ceramics, jewelry, and most especially, katsina dolls, but this is the first book to detail the basketry art. As the authors note, "Hopi wicker basketry plaques can be appreciated on many levels. Viewers can admire them as works of art and marvel at their makers' talents.
They can identify a katsina image and glimpse the integral part katsinam play in Hopi life. They can understand these plaques' importance in sustaining Hopi traditions and the role they have played in Hopi and non-Hopi relations." At the heart of the book are the many color photographs of old and new Hopi wicker basketry works. They are complemented by excellent black and white historical photos, including 17 fine shots by A.C. Vroman, founder of the famed Pasadena bookstore.
104 pages, 8" x 10", full-color cover, 98 color photographs, 34 black & white photographs, 4 other illustrations, including 3 in color, 1 map, bibliography, 2006.
Books and Maps on Related Topics:
Walking in Beauty; Growing Up with the Yurok Indians by Harry K. Roberts
Lacrosse Playing Cards by Prospero Art, Illustrations by Jan Padover
Native American Playing Cards; 55 Portraits by Edward Curtis by Prospero Art
Healing with Medicinal Plants of the West; Cultural and Scientific Basis for their Use by Cecilia Garcia & James D. Adams, Jr.
Enough for All; Foods of My Dry Creek Pomo and Bodega Miwuk People by Kathleen Rose Smith
The Painter Lady by Searles R. Boynton
Aurelius O. Carpenter; Photographer of the Mendocino Frontier by Marvin A. Schenck, Karen Holmes, and Sherrie Smith-Ferri
The Remarkable Carlo Gentile—Pioneer Italian Photographer by Cesare Marino
Great Spirit—North American Indian Portraits by Edward McAndrews
The Essential Geography of the United States of America by Imus Geographics
Dragonflies of the Greater Southwest: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah by by Kathy Biggs
Photographs by Pierre Deviche, Jim Johnson, Greg Lasley, Ron Oriti
Grand Canyon National Park—Hiking Map and Guide by Earthwalk Press
Great Basin National Park Map by Earthwalk Press
Indian Country Regional Map: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah by GM Johnson Maps
Zuma-Trancas Canyons Trail Map by Tom Harrison
Historic Route 66 Travel Map With Grand Canyon Panoramic Map by GM Johnson Maps
Nevada Road Map by Benchmark Maps
Arizona Road Map by GM Johnson Maps
San Francisco: Intellect and Passion by Ken Auster
2017 Beautiful Mushrooms of the World Wall Calendar by Taylor Lockwood
Wonders of the Sea Volume Three: Hidden Treasures of California's Far North Coast by Marc Shargel
Wonders of the Sea Volume Two: Marine Jewels of Southern California's Coast and Islands by Marc Shargel
Secrets of the Oak Woodlands; Plants and Animals among California’s Oaks by Written by Kate Marianchild; Illustrations by Ann Meyer Maglinte