Life and Culture of the Hupa Volume 1

Life and Culture of the Hupa Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...upward, with the vertical lines on the outside of the figure and the oblique lines sloping inward and downward. This pattern is called testcetcmikye, "swallow's tail," or tcaxtceuneL, "points sticking up," a name which is applied indiscriminately to series of projecting angles. When the isosceles triangles called Luwmintcwuw are grouped one above another they are called Lutomintcwuw niLkutdasaan, "snake's nose piled up." When these figures come back to back so as to form diamonds alternating with the background, they are called Lokyomenkontc, "sturgeon's back." When the figure apex down is superimposed on a trapezoid the name tea is given to the design (PI. 27, Fig. 1). These figures are nearly always so connected as to encircle the basket, when the name LenaLdauw is given to it, signifying "it encircles." A design which seems to be the trapezoids superimposed is called LekyuwineL, "they come together." The conception of the design seems to be that of the second variety of triangles back to back. A series of rectangular parallelograms superimposed so that each higher one projects to the right of the one below it, the whole being bordered by a double line conforming to the outline, is called qowitselminat, "worm goes round," or "worm's stairway." The oblique-angled parallelograms in pairs with the upper one projecting to the right is the design most frequently found on the hats (PI. 25, Fig. 5). They are found in series on the storage baskets, djelo. Usually even numbers are employed, preserving the symmetry of the zone. This figure appears the same either side up. This design and others presenting a mass of color usually have that mass broken in some way. Designs in...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236565703
  • 9781236565709