Carving Traditions of Northwest California

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An extensive introduction to the art of the Klamath River region in Northwestern California by Ira Jacknis is the first substantial writing on the subject in over half a century. It is comprehensive and based on information from the makers and users of these objects, along with photographs of historic objects in use and a generous sampling of new work.

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Overview

An extensive introduction to the art of the Klamath River region in Northwestern California by Ira Jacknis is the first substantial writing on the subject in over half a century. It is comprehensive and based on information from the makers and users of these objects, along with photographs of historic objects in use and a generous sampling of new work.

University of Washington Press

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780936127057
  • Publisher: Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Berkeley
  • Publication date: 2/28/2007
  • Series: Classics in California Anthropology Series
  • Pages: 91
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Ira Jacknis is associate research anthropologist at the Phoebe Hearst Museum.

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsClassics in California Anthropology: Introduction to the Phoebe Hearst Museum Reprint Series by Rosemary Joyce

Carving Traditions of Northwest California by Ira Jacknis--Preface--The Cultural Context--The History of Collection and Study--Principal Forms and Functions--The Role of the Carver--Materials, Tools, and Techniques--Aesthetics: Designs and Symbolism--The Survival of Klamath River Carving (1930-1970)--The Art Today--Notes--References

Appendix: The Carver's Art of the Indians of Northwestern California by Isabel T. Kelly (facsimile reprint)

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