Indian Basket Weaving

Indian Basket Weaving

by Navajo School of Indian Basketry
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Indian Basket Weaving by Navajo School of Indian Basketry

The methods of Indian basket weaving explained in this excellent manual are the very ones employed by native practitioners of the craft. members of the Navajo School of Basketry have set down their secrets in clear and simple language, enabling even the beginner to create work that can rival theirs in grace, design, and usefulness.
Beginning with basic techniques, choice of materials, preparation of the reed, splicing, the introduction of color, principles and methods of design, shaping the basket and weaves from many cultures, such as Lazy Squaw, Mariposa, Taos, Samoan, Klikitat, and Shilo, each accompanied by specific instructions. There are suggestions for the weaving of shells, beads, feathers, fan palms, date palms, and even pine needles, and recipes for the preparation of dyes.
Examples of each type of basket are illustrated by photographs, often taken from more than one angle so that the bottom can be seen as well as the top and sides. Close-up photography of the various types of stitching, especially at the crucial stage of beginning the basket, is an invaluable aid to the weaver. In addition, the authors have provided line drawings which are exceptionally clear magnifications of the various weave patterns.
Anyone who follows the lessons contained in this book will have a knowledge of basketry unattainable in any other way. They are so lucid and complete that the amateur as well as the experienced weaver will be able to manufacture baskets distinguishable from authentic native articles only in that they were not woven by Indians. For those who merely seek a broader knowledge of American Indian arts, the book provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject of basketry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486226163
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 06/01/1971
Series: Dover Books on Anthropology, The American Indian
Pages: 104
Sales rank: 704,762
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

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Indian basket weaving 2.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an inspirational book on basket weaving with an ethnic edge. This is the finest book book in my collection of indian basket weaving. I became fatigued with the Eurocentric basket weaving that became recent cache. The instructions are clear and the writing is concise. I highly reccomend this book. It changed my life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree with person one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not very instructive
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Me no liky!!
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