Hopi Maidens, 1906
- Collectible giclée fine art print;
- Hand-printed in England, with individual embossing;
- Ships with a Certificate of Authenticity;
- Guaranteed archival quality for over a century;
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- Global shipping available;
- Listed dimensions include a white border for easy framing
ABOUT THIS IMAGE
Taken December 19th, 1906, Unknown Pueblo, c. New Mexico, United States
(Library of Congress)
"The Hopi – Hopituh Shi-nu-mu, or ‘Peaceful People’ – are a Native American tribe who have long inhabited a large area of America traditionally spanning from Arizona to New Mexico and into Colorado. These Hopi teenagers sitting upon the rooftop are distinguished by both the white, red and black Atu’u maiden’s manta and the distinctive squash blossom whorl - a symbol of fertility achieved by wrapping their hair around moulds on each side of the head. All maidens of the Hopi would keep their Atu’u until they married, before the manta was handed down to another female member of the family. The tribe is one of the Pueblo peoples, who inhabit multi-storied apartments constructed from stone, mud and adobe. The usage of ladders to access the dwellings were a form of security, preventing burglaries and other undesired guests as they had to be lowered down from the inside."
– Jordan J. Lloyd
"On the housetop--Hopi: Photo shows women seated and standing on pueblo buildings."
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LISTED SIZESOur prints come in popular sizes with a white border for easy framing. Small prints will ship in a stiffened envelope rather than a postal tube.
S (A4) – 21 × 29.7 cm / 8.3 × 11.7 inches
M (A3) – 29.7 × 42 cm / 11.7 × 16.5 inches
L (A2) – 42 × 59.4 cm / 16.5 × 23.4 inches
XXL (A0) – 84.1 × 118.9 cm / 33.1 × 46.8 inches