Navajo Jewelry: A Legacy of Silver and Stone


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Lois Jacka, et al.
  • Subject: Native American Jewelry
  • Item # C4221H
  • Date Published: Softcover, first edition 1995
  • Size: 135 pages, illustrated in color
  • Price: $22.50

Concha belts, squash blossom necklaces, and turquoise rings have long been enjoyed both as decorative objects and as forms of expression. As with any art form, an understanding of the beauty of Navajo jewelry is enriched by an understanding of its origins and its development through time.

Navajo jewelry today celebrates the blending of two cultures: advanced technology blends with traditional techniques; handmade tools blend with the latest equipment; contemporary styles blend with age-old designs; the gentle beauty of natural turquoise gemstones blends with the glitter and gleam of gold. The modern world and Navajo tradition are blended together into beautiful works of art.

Beautifully illustrated with 100 photographs by Jerry Jacka, Lois Essary Jacka\'s discussion of the history of the Navajos and their jewelry.

From the Back Cover

 

Navajo Jewelry—A Legacy of Silver and Stone

Lois Essary Jacka and Jerry Jacka

Northland Publishing

Softcover, first edition 1995. 135 pages, illustrated in color


Contents

Introduction: In the Beginning

One: The Origin of an Art

Two: Changing Times

Three: Silver, Stones, and Gold

Four: The Legacy

Afterword: Sharing the Dream

Bibliography

Acknowledgments

General Index

Index to Art


Lois Jacka, et al.
  • Subject: Native American Jewelry
  • Item # C4221H
  • Date Published: Softcover, first edition 1995
  • Size: 135 pages, illustrated in color
  • Price: $22.50

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