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A Guide to Navajo Weavings (Native American Arts & Crafts)by Kent Mcmanis
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Kent McManis and Robert Jeffries provide the definitive introduction to one of the most popular American Indian arts — Navajo rug weaving. Drawing on decades of study of this tradition, the authors cover its development from the seventeenth century.<P>They include everything from classic Chief's blankets, to the famous Two Grey Hills designs, to the latest in pictorial rugs. Of great help is a list of standards for judging the quality of a rug, along with advice on proper care. Illustrated in color with over fifty rug types available today.
Kent McManis and fellow trader Robert Jeffries have provided us with the definitive introduction to one of the most popular American Indian arts'"Navajo rug weaving.
This book covers development from the seventeenth century through innovations of the craft today'"everything from the classic Chief's Blankets, to the famous Two Grey Hills designs, to the latest in pictorial rugs. Of great help to the new collector is the list of standards in judging the quality of a rug and advice for its proper care. Fully illustrated with stunning examples of over fifty rug types.
About the Author
Robert Jeffrieshas been weaving the Navajo way for thirty-five years and has been involved with the world of Native American arts since 1981. He works with Kent McManis at Grey Dog Trading Company.
Kent McManishas sold Navajo weavings since the early 1970s. He collects Zuni fetishes and contemporary and historic textiles, and lectures on the art of Navajo weaving. He and his wife own Grey Dog Trading Company in Tucson, Arizona.
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