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Mohave Mojave male and female Indian face painting illustrations interpretations by reseacher Paul D. Campbell (four of 120 illustrations included in Paul's book).
NATIVE AMERICAN Face Paint
Face paint of California Indians: All Mohave women. The Mohave gave their patterns names like rainbow, coyote teeth, yellowhammer belly, butterfly, atalyka leaf, bent over, hatsiratsirk, hotahpava, tatsirkatsirka. These patterns could be in either red or yellow. (Adapted from Kroeber, 1925.)
Note: These illustrations and writing are parts of Paul D. Campbell's newest book, EARTH PIGMENTS AND PAINT OF THE CALIFORNIA INDIANS: MEANING AND TECHNOLOGY. This fully-researched book includes all facets of Native California pigments and paint, including physical, social, spiritual in great detail and reveals how the Indians turned yellow pigment red, and how to make blue from white gypsum and black charcoal, and it gives many other recipes for prehistoric Indian paint. The book also discusses the origin of CAVE ART in California, and the latest atomic accelerator testing of the ancient pigments used by the California Indians.
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Also, please see Paul Campbell's other book about California Indians, now in its second publication:
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