Knifewing & Rainbow Man in Zuni Jewelry

Toshio Sei

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This original book delves into the origins and contemporary interpretations of the Knifewing god in Zuni mythology and the sacred being Rainbow Man from ancient Zuni traditions, neither of which is an all-powerful and important Kachina. This thorough study of the subject was undertaken to establish the identities of twenty-eight, mid-20th century and current jewelers who made silver and mosaic inlay pins, bracelets, bolo ties and other ornaments. 168 color photos display subtle variations that indicate a particular master's work and distinctive style. Detailed analysis explains the changes and connections among early and recent makers and their individual styles, materials, and designs.

Size: 9" x 6" | 187 color photos | Price Guide/Index | 144 pp
ISBN13: 9780764335488

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Toshio Sei is an avid collector and investigator of Zuni jewelry who set out to identify the makers of each distinct style in Knifewing and Rainbow Man pieces. He lives and works in Yamaguchi, Japan.