Laura Morelli is a writer and cultural historian with a passion for artisan traditions around the world. She is the author of Made in Italy.
Made in the Southwest: A Shopper's Guide to the Region's Best Native American, Hispanic and Western Craft Traditionsby Laura Morelli
The American Southwest is home to some of the most beautiful and enduring craft traditions in the country. From turquoise bracelets to rustic benches, Native American pottery to hand woven rugs, Made in the Southwest presents a buyer's guide to the best the region has to offer. The first part of the book explores the three different traditions of the region—Hispanic, Native American, and Western—and looks at the range of styles, influences, and objects that emerge from each. Part two consists of state-by-state listings of the best artisans, stores, and sources for the crafts. Each state is introduced with a brief explanation of the influences and history of the region's craft production, and the listings feature towns known for the richest traditions and the most thriving markets. With advice on how, what, and where to buy, hints on recognizing quality and authenticity, advice on finding the best deals, and a calendar of craft festivals throughout the region, Made in the Southwest is the definitive guide to the arts and crafts of America's most colorful states.
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