ARTS & CRAFTS OF THE NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBESMICHAEL JOHNSON & BILL YENNE Book Number: 88807 Product format: Hardback
Covering both the United States and Canada, this beautifully illustrated encyclopaedia showcases regional decorative traditions in North America including such things as porcupine quillwork, beadwork, ribbon work, bone work and scrimshaw and shellwork. It covers men's and women's dress including a detailed survey of moccasins, masks, hoods, ceremonial shirts, bonnets, bags, blankets and rugs, basketry, jewellery, poles, canoes, gun scabbards, pouches, kayaks and even Arctic and sub-Arctic dress. Iroquois, Huron, Delaware, Ojibwa, Cree, Sioux, Cheyenne, Blackfeet and Assiniboine, Californian, Plains, Seminole, Apache, Hopi, Navajo, the encyclopaedia provides a detailed reference to the material culture of these native populations. From the birch bark and beadwork of the northwest to the adobe and weaving of the southwest, specially commissioned illustrations demonstrate decoration, styles and techniques, regional variations, materials and all splendidly illustrated in colour photographs, maps and illustrations such as the Haida Frog Totem Pole, explaining from the top the bird, the first frog, human, second frog, owl, third frog, beaver and forth frog from the top to the bottom, and the symbolism and mythology. Some of the early 1900 photographs of basket makers, male and female, people wearing headdresses and jewellery adornments are from very rare collections. Navajo pottery patterns are explained in detail and rare photographs sit alongside old postcards and museum standard examples photographed especially for this magnificent visual feast. 256 pages, 9" x 12", heavyweight with colour.
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