Curtis, Edward (1868-1952)

Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) - Flute Dancers at Tureva Spring

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Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) - Flute Dancers at Tureva Spring

  • Photogravure
  • 18'' x 22''
  • $1,100.00
  • M1091
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From "The North American Indian (1907-1930) v.12, The Hopi." Original photogravure produced in Cambridge, Mass. by Suffolk Engraving Co. Curtis caption, "The Flute dance is a religious ceremony concerned with bringing rain. It represents the legendary arrival of the Flute people in the Hopi country, their friendly encounter with the clans already there, and the rain-making rites subsequently performed by them for the common good. The episode here represented was photographed at Middle mesa. The individual seated near the right end is an albino, not a white man.." Photogravure on Van Gelder paper. Plate 431, copyright 1921. This piece is unframed.