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  • Hopi Kachina figure

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    Hopi katsina figures (Hopi language: tithu or katsintithu), also known as kachina dolls, are figures carved, typically from cottonwood root, by Hopi people to instruct young girls and new brides about katsinas or katsinam, the immortal beings that bring rain, control other aspects of the natural world and society, and act as messengers between humans and the spirit world. Kachina figures

  • Bisque doll

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    Kestner) ???--> A bisque doll or porcelain doll is a doll made partially or wholly out of bisque or biscuit porcelain. Bisque dolls are characterized by their realistic, skin-like matte finish. They had their peak of popularity between 1860 and 1900 with French and German dolls. Bisque dolls are collectible, and antique dolls can be worth thousands of dollars. Antique German and French bisque dolls from the 19th century were often made as children's playthings, but contemporary bisque dolls are predominantly made directly for the collectors market. Colloquially the terms porcelain doll, bisque doll and china doll are sometimes used interchangeably. But collectors, when referring to antique dolls, make a distinction between china dolls, made of glazed porcelain, and bisque dolls, made of unglazed porcelain. When referring to contemporary dolls the terms porcelain and bisque are sometimes used interchangeably.

  • House of Small Shadows

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    House of Small Shadows (also stylized as The House of Small Shadows for its United States release) is a 2013 supernatural horror novel by English writer Adam Nevill. The book was first published in the United Kingdom on 10 October 2013 through Pan Books and was released in the United States on 15 July 2014 through St. Martin's Press. The book follows an antique appraiser that returns home, only to be confronted with the horror of Red House and with her own personal tragedies.

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