Nancy N, Schiffer
Schiffer Publishing, West Chester
Soft Cover, first edition, 1990, 64 pages, illustrated in full color
From the Book:
A wide variety of Southwest Indian-made jewelry is presented which features the many different colors and types of turquoise, depending on their origins. The turquoise mines in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico are discussed with characteristics of the turquoise found there.
Beautiful color photographs show hundreds of examples of Southwest Indian jewelry dating back a hundred years and right up to the present with innovative designs. Men's, as well as women's, jewelry is shown to display the many colors and textures of turquoise in belts, bracelets, bolo ties, necklaces, and special pieces of particular beauty.
Nancy Schiffer is an art historian whose interest in American Indian jewelry has evolved from her fascination with cultural expression in art. She has written a dozen other books on jewelry, other fields of collecting, and decorative arts.