Cherokee Pottery: From the Hands of Our Elders

Cherokee Pottery: From the Hands of Our Elders

by M. Anna Fariello
     
 

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The intricate designs and complex patterns of Cherokee pottery have been developed over centuries. Both timeless and time-honored, these singular works of pottery are still crafted by the proud hands of Cherokee women in Western North Carolina. Cherokee Pottery recounts the history of a tradition passed from elder to child through countless generations. Anna Fariello,…  See more details below

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The intricate designs and complex patterns of Cherokee pottery have been developed over centuries. Both timeless and time-honored, these singular works of pottery are still crafted by the proud hands of Cherokee women in Western North Carolina. Cherokee Pottery recounts the history of a tradition passed from elder to child through countless generations. Anna Fariello, associate professor at Western Carolina University, explores the method and meaning molded into each piece, along with the stories of the potters themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016239996
Publisher:
The History Press, Inc.
Publication date:
03/13/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
8 MB

Meet the Author

Curator and scholar, Anna Fariello is associate professor at Western Carolina University's Hunter Library, where she is building digital collections focused on the region's material culture. She is a former research fellow with the Smithsonian American Art Museum and former field researcher for the Smithsonian Folklife Center. Fariello traveled to Central America as a senior Fulbright fellow and serves as museology specialist for the U.S. Fulbright Commission. The recipient of the 2010 Brown Hudson Award from the North Carolina Folklore Society, she currently serves on the board of the World Craft Council. She is author of several book chapters, fifty articles and conference presentations and curator of over forty exhibitions. Among her publications, she is author Cherokee Basketry: From the Hands of our Elders (2009) and coauthor of the textbook, Objects & Meaning: New Perspectives on Art and Craft (2003).

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