Children of the Hisatsinom: The Artistic Tradition of the Hopi
Summertime has always been one of the best times of the year to check out new exhibits in El Paso Museums. The El Paso Museum of Archaeology has a new exhibit called the Children of The Children of the Hisatsinom; The Artistic Tradition of the Hopi. This exhibition will be running until September 1st.
Since ancient times the Hopi people or Hopituh Shi-nu-mu (the peaceful people) have lived in the Southwest, maintaining their sacred covenant with Maasaw, the keeper of the earth, living as peaceful farmers who are respectful of the land and its resources. Descendants of the Ancestral Pueblo peoples, the Hopi continue to live following many of the old traditions that have been passed down for generations. The purpose of this exhibit is to showcase the many arts that the Hopi use to communicate elements of their culture and traditions to a wider audience. From basketry to pottery to the carving of beautiful katsina dolls, the Hopi continue to express their deep, rich history through the creative works of their artisans.