When the Rainbow Touches Down by Tryntje Van Ness Seymour
From the Back Cover:
Art, culture and traditional beliefs come alive through the works and words of Southwestern Native American painters in When The Rainbow Touches Down. Tryntje Van Ness Seymour sought out artists, elders, collectors and dealers to present the fascinating story behind paintings by Apache, Navajo, Hopi and Rio Grande Pueblo artists.
Personal, firsthand accounts of the world in which the artists lived and worked heighten our appreciation of the paintings and give us insights into these Southwestern native cultures. In particular, many traditional ceremonies recorded by the artists are described in order to build a broader understanding of their religion and way of life.
The paintings in the book were created between 1920 and 1958 and are part of the William and Leslie Van Ness Denman Collection, which is now owned by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board of the U. S. Department of the Interior.