Costumes of Katsinas.

Hello and welcome to Nothing is New via Art21. During my stint as guest blogger, you will see posts are very image-heavy with a brief, excited description explaining each set of pictures. The images are discovered while roaming around digital Internet archives of museums and libraries. Nothing is New features a vast range of themes, from artist profiles to interiors of Brooklyn apartments in the 1970s, to bead work of the Zulu. Nothing is New hopes to inspire your creative contemporary lifestyle.

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Layers upon layers of vivid color, pattern and fibers create the costumes of the Hopi and Navajo katsina dolls. Katsinas are believed to be spiritual messengers that have supernatural powers controlling nature and people. The paintings above by Raymond John Poseyesva retell the strength of these vibrant icons.

via Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Harvard University


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  2. nice kelly! im glad to see you guest blogging on here! love nothing is new, and the art 21 series.

    all the best,
    david john

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  3. janyne says:

    A welcome change to the usual prospectus and format. It is nice to see that Art 21 is finally including “outsider” art and it’s many perspectives.

    Welcome from an outsider,

    J

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  4. Kristen says:

    Yay! Beautiful post-nothing new there!

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  5. Oooh! Them spookies looked scurry as hell!

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