Weaving of the Southwest
by Marian Rodee
Paperback Edition, 1987
From the Inside Front Cover
This new and gorgeously-illustrated book presents important information on Pueblo, Navajo, Rio Grande and Northern Mexican weaving styles of the Southwestern U.S. region. Traditional and modern styles of blankets, clothing and rugs are identified and explained in detail with brief accounts of some of the old trading posts that sold them. Unique to this book are discussions of family styles with active weavers today. The author continues to work with modern weavers interested in preserving old styles and has gained personal insight to the origins of both old and new designs which she shares, for the first time, with her readers.
The illustrations are drawn largely from the famous and outstanding collection of southwestern weavings at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico where the author has been curator for many years. She knows these weavings well and clearly explains them. 194 color plates and 385 beautiful black and white pictures present these outstanding weavings clearly for close inspection.
All weavers, collectors, dealers and historians will welcome this new study.