Book: Kachinas: A Hopi Artist's Documentary
Hardcover - NEW excellent condition, still has dust jacket
By Barton Wright
Illustrated by Cliff Bahnimptewa
Since 1973, carvers and collectors as well as museum curators have turned to Kachinas: A Hopi Artist's Documentary as their primary source for information about kachinas. For more than twenty years, this book has remained the most interesting, colorful, and comprehensive authority on the subject.
The 237 Kachina paintings beautifully, descriptively rendered by Hopi artist Clifford Bahnimptewa (1938-1984), are part of the permanent collection of the Heard Museum (Phoenix). Born at the Hopi village of Old Oraibi on Third Mesa and a member of the Parrot Clan, Bahnimptewa learned to carve Katsina figures from his grandfather and his involvement in ceremonies helped the artist depict the figures in ceremonial motion.
This is an out of print book. Online it sells from $58 up to as much as $260.
Copyright date: 1973