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In December, 1935, Edwin Earle arrived in Oraibi. He lived for a year on the Hopi Mesas and witnessed a full cycle of Katsina dances. The images in this volume were chosen from among the Katsinam he painted. Dr. Edward Kennard prepared a text that explains the meaning of Katsina ceremonialism and this book was first published in 1938.
Although several books on Hopi Katsina dolls are available, it is more difficult to find literature on the ceremonies themselves. Kennard’s text and Earle’s paintings bring the Katsinam to life for the contemporary student of Hopi religion. Call for wholesale pricing.