By Ann O’Connor Williams Robinson
Publisher: The Encino Press, Austin, for Robinson Galleries, Houston
Softcover, first edition, 1976, 94 pages, 104 illustrations in color and black and white; 57 katsina dolls illustrated, 47 paintings illustrated. Excellent condition.
From the Introduction by Barton Wright
“It is always fascinating to watch the beginnings of a collection, particularly if it is in a field of your own interest. Ann O’Connor Williams Robinson’s interest was aroused by an example of Hopi Indian art, a kachina doll. When a person’s interest is piqued by such an object the intelligent individual immediately begins to cast about for aid in understanding his possession. A thorough examination of the literature as well as other collections led Ann Robinson to a comprehension of the position of the kachina doll, not only as an element of Hopi culture but as an art form of wide-reaching implications, and the decision to collect all dolls from a particular ceremony before passing on to others.”