Zuni

The Zuni Pueblos are a people from the west of New Mexico. They are especially known for their pottery and jewelry. 1

The Kachina Dolls created by the both the Zuni and Hopi Pueblo people are highly popular products in the tourist trade. These dolls represent 'Kachina' or ancestral beings. They are also used as teaching tools for younger people in the community. Traditionally these were made by men and the preferred medium was cottonwood root, although pine and others woods are used today by various members of the communities. 2

There are two Zuni-Kachina dolls in the University of Victoria's art Collections.

Above References:

1 Johnson, Mark (2007) Encyclopedia of Native Tribes of North America. 3rd Ed. Pp 201-202. Richmond Hill, ON: Firefly Books.

2 Berlo, Janet Catherine and Ruth B. Phillips (1998) Native North American Art. Pp 51-54. Oxford; New York; Oxford University Press.
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