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.
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