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 left to right: Malo, Momo, and Tetañaya Images originally from the  Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian , 1899-1900, published 1903. See a digitized version of the entire book  here .

left to right: Malo, Momo, and Tetañaya
Images originally from the Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian, 1899-1900, published 1903. See a digitized version of the entire book here.

I love these illustrations of Kachina from Natural Curiosities (you can follow NC on Pinterest). There is also an amazing exhibition at the Autry about the roll these spiritual beings play in Hopi life that shouldn't be missed. These illustrations from the turn of the century are fantastic and seeing the dolls in real life, their scale, and intricate detail is incredible.

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