Book - Southwestern Indian Baskets: Their History and Their Makers


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Andrew Whiteford, et al
  • Subject: Native American Basketry
  • Item # 0933452241
  • Date Published: 1988/08/01
  • Size: 219 pages
  • Price: $45.00

From the Back Cover

The ancient peoples of the American Southwest made beautiful and useful baskets long before they planted corn or molded clay into pottery. Their historic descendants-today's Pueblos, Paiutes, Yuman-Pais, Pimas, and Papagos-and the Navajos and Apaches who migrated later to the region fashioned baskets for both practical and ceremonial uses. Basket techniques, materials, shapes, and designs reflect the distinct aesthetic traditions and unique histories of the various tribes.

Andrew Hunter Whiteford's comprehensive history of this oldest Southwest Indian craft is unique in focusing equally on the baskets and their makers. Whiteford traces the craft's functional and aesthetic development as the basketmaking communities responded to changing social, religious, and economic conditions.

Comprehensive and lavishly illustrated, Southwestern Indian Baskets remains the definitive treatment of this ancient and complex art.

Andrew Whiteford, et al
  • Subject: Native American Basketry
  • Item # 0933452241
  • Date Published: 1988/08/01
  • Size: 219 pages
  • Price: $45.00

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