Baskets and Basketmakers in Southern Appalachia

Baskets and Basketmakers in Southern Appalachia

by John Rice Irwin, J. R. Irwin


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This is perhaps the country's most authentic and colorful book on American baskets and the interesting people who made them. Although this in-depth people-oriented book is centered on basketry in Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina and the surrounding area, basketmaking in Europe, New England, Pennsylvania, and other parts of the country is examined as a means of comparing and contrasting forms, materials and designs. Indian baskets, especially Cherokee, are also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780916838614
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 01/28/1997
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,019,235
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

John Irwin is an educator-historian and one of the area's leading authorities on the pioneer-frontier culture. He is the founder and director of the nationally-known Museum of Appalachia in Norris, Tennessee.

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