From the Back Cover:
Here is the essential addition to the collection of anyone who is interested in kachinas, not only those found on store shelves or in museums, but also those found in Hopi homes. Jonathan Day gives the reader an in-depth look at the differences between contemporary dolls made for collectors and traditional kachinas made for ceremonial use. A rare glimpse into the live s of the carvers, this unique book explains the cultural significance of the kachina and the growing popularity of collecting traditional-style dolls.
The ninety color photographs and intimate interviews with the artists will take the reader into an art form that celebrates the cultural depths of the Hopis.