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Field guide to Southwest Indian arts and crafts

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Publisher Comments:

A comprehensive guide to identifying and understanding Southwest Indian jewelry, pottery, basketry, weaving,
and carvings

The Field Guide to Southwest Indian Arts and Crafts includes
         ¸  Descriptive captions for 210 color and 50 black-and-white photographs
         ¸  Clear and compelling explanations of centuries-old techniques
         ¸  The featured work of more than two hundred leading Southwest Indian artisans
         ¸  Information on visiting the reservations        
         ¸  Cultural histories of more than thirty tribes, including the Navajo, Hopi,
         Zuni, and Pueblo

The Pages offer expert advice on
         ¸  How to spot the unmistakable signs of excellence in an object
         ¸  How to judge the quality of turquoise
         ¸  How to determine the value of a Navajo rug by its weave, design, color
changes, and artist
         ¸  What questions you should ask (and the answers you should hear) before
you buy Indian arts and crafts        
 ¸  How to identify imitations and fakes

About the Author

Jake Page and his wife, photographer Susanne Page, are the authors of Hopi and Navajo. Jake Page is also the
co-author of Wild Justice: The People of Geronimo vs. the United States, among many other books,
and a former editor of Smithsonian magazine. The Pages live in Corrales, New Mexico.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679770275
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Industries
Subject:
Travel and travel guides
Subject:
United States - West - Mountain (General)
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Southwest, new
Subject:
Criticism - Native American
Subject:
Indian art
Subject:
Southwest, New Antiquities Guidebooks.
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Material culture -- Southwest, New -- Guidebooks.
Subject:
Southwest, New Description and travel Guidebooks.
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
no. 583
Publication Date:
c1998
Binding:
Trade Paper
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xxiv, 227 p.
Dimensions:
7.26x4.50x.76 in. .67 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Native American
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Antiques » Native American
Travel » North America » United States » Southwestern States

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