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A Most Indispensable Art: Native Fiber Industries from Eastern North America
     

A Most Indispensable Art: Native Fiber Industries from Eastern North America

by James Petersen
 

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A collection of essays chronicling the study of fiber industries and textiles among prehistoric and historic Native Americans in eastern North American. Details the role industries such as basketry, fabrics, cordage, and netting played in the economic, social, and ceremonial life of indigenous cultures, examining the function and meaning of particular specimens and revealing the complexity of native fiber industries over a time span of some 11,000 years. Also details the history of material culture research that has been done in this area. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780870499159
Publisher:
University of Tennessee Press
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
8.26(w) x 10.29(h) x 0.86(d)

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