Native American #347

A Portfolio of 28 Plates in Full Color from the book "Hope Kachinas" by Edwin Earle & Edward Kennard. Published by the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, New York. Second Edition, Revised.

Wonderful portfolio of Kachina images in good condition. Corner of envelope torn. Has been packed away since its purchase at the Heye Foundation in circa 1970. Price: $225

“In 1935 Edwin Earle lived for a year on the Hopi mesas and witnessed a full cycle of kachina dances. The images in this portfolio were chosen from among the kachinas he painted. Dr. Edward Kennard prepared a text that explains the meaning of kachina ceremonialism, and this book was first published in 1938. Although several books on Hopi Kachina dolls are readily available; it is more difficult to find literature on the ceremonies themselves. Kennard's text and Earle's paintings bring the kachinas to life for the contemporary student of Hopi religion.” (wordcat.org)