New York: Rizzoli, 1979. First Edition. Oblong 8vo. 87pp. Bibliography. Profusely illustrated with photo-reproductions by Jo Mora; 16 color reproductions of Mora's Hopi kachina paintings. Photo-illustrated wraps in fine condition, as new. Item #19300
Mora was one of the very few non-Indians to ever undergo a kachina initiation; he lived among, and was accepted by, the Hopis and he captured through paintbrush and camera with his unique attention to detail the Hopis going about their daily lives and ceremonies. "The photos in this exhibit are considered among the best ever created of Hopi ceremonials ...This man's photography and paintings should eventually be recognized as one of the greatest visual contributions a non-Indian has produced on the Hopi culture." - from Introduction. (Not in Grandeau & Shorts).