Rare Hopi Tile Collection
American Indian Treasure
This extraordinarily rare collection of Hopi tiles dates from 1880-1910.
Today a little over 1500 Hopi tiles still exist in museums and private collections. Of the tiles remaining two-thirds of them are in four collections. The largest collection is the Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado (310). The other collections are Peabody Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass (270), GEORGE TAYLOR ANDERMAN HOPI TILE COLLECTION, “Silver Plume” NM (171 and still collecting) and the Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, 100.
The Hopi are direct descendants of the Anasazi who emerged in the southwestern USA, around 500 and 1250 A.D. Centuries-old Katcina dances still play a strong role in the spiritual life of the Hopi tribe today.
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