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Baleen Basketry of the North Alaskan Eskimo

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Baskets made of baleen, the fibrous substance found in the mouths of plankton-eating whales--a malleable and durable material that once had commercial uses equivalent to those of plastics today--were first created by Alaska Natives in the early years of the twentieth century. Because they were made for the tourist trade, they were initially disdained by scholars and collectors, but today they have joined other art forms as a highly prized symbol of native identity. Baskets of exquisite workmanship, often topped with fanciful ivory carvings, have been created for almost a century, contributing significantly to the livelihood of their makers in the Arctic villages of Barrow, Point Hope, Wainwright, and Point Lay, Alaska.

Baleen Basketry of the North Alaskan Eskimo, originally published in 1983, was the first book on this unusual basket form. In this completely redesigned edition, it remains the most informative work on baleen baskets, covering their history, characteristics, and construction, as well as profiling their makers. Illustrations of the basketmakers at work and line drawings showing the methods of construction are a charming addition to this book, which belongs in the library of all those with an interest in the art of basketry and in Alaskan Native arts in general.

Book News Annotation:

Reprint of the 1983 book with new foreward, preface and introduction. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews@booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Basket made of baleen, the fibrous substance found in the mouths of plankton-eating whales — a malleable and durable material that once had commercial uses equivalent to those of plastic today — were first created by Alaska Natives in the early years of the twentieth century. Because they were made for the tourist trade, they were initially disdained by scholars and collectors, but today they have joined other art forms as a highly prized symbol of Native identity. Baskets of exquisite workmanship, often topped with fanciful ivory carvings, have been created for almost a century, contributing significantly to the livelihood of their makers in the Arctic villages of Barrow, Point Hope, Wainwright, and Point Lay, Alaska.

Baleen Basketry of the North Alaskan Eskimo, originally published in 1983, was the first book on this unusual basket form. In this completely redesigned edition, it remains the most informative work on baleen baskets, covering their history, characteristics, and construction, as well as profiling their makers. It belongs in the library of all those with an interest in the art of basketry and in Alaskan Native arts in general.

Synopsis:

First made for the tourist trade in the early 20th century, baskets made of a fibrous substance called baleen--found in the mouths of plankton-eating whales--are now prized as Native art. Originally published in 1983, this was the first book on this unusual basket form. This completely redesigned edition remains the most informative work on baleen baskets, covering their history, characteristics, and construction, as well as profiling their makers. 48 illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780295976853
Foreword:
Jonaitis, Aldona
Author:
Jonaitis, Aldona
Author:
Lee, Molly
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Location:
Seattle :
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Eskimos
Subject:
Alaska
Subject:
Criticism - Native American
Subject:
Baskets
Subject:
American - Native American
Subject:
Whalebone baskets -- Alaska.
Subject:
Eskimo baskets.
Subject:
Eskimo baskets -- Alaska.
Subject:
Crafts-Basketry
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Textiles
Subject:
Native American Art
Publication Date:
19980631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
10.00x7.01x.29 in. .54 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Basket made of baleen, the fibrous substance found in the mouths of plankton-eating whales — a malleable and durable material that once had commercial uses equivalent to those of plastic today — were first created by Alaska Natives in the early years of the twentieth century. Because they were made for the tourist trade, they were initially disdained by scholars and collectors, but today they have joined other art forms as a highly prized symbol of Native identity. Baskets of exquisite workmanship, often topped with fanciful ivory carvings, have been created for almost a century, contributing significantly to the livelihood of their makers in the Arctic villages of Barrow, Point Hope, Wainwright, and Point Lay, Alaska.

Baleen Basketry of the North Alaskan Eskimo, originally published in 1983, was the first book on this unusual basket form. In this completely redesigned edition, it remains the most informative work on baleen baskets, covering their history, characteristics, and construction, as well as profiling their makers. It belongs in the library of all those with an interest in the art of basketry and in Alaskan Native arts in general.

"Synopsis" by , First made for the tourist trade in the early 20th century, baskets made of a fibrous substance called baleen--found in the mouths of plankton-eating whales--are now prized as Native art. Originally published in 1983, this was the first book on this unusual basket form. This completely redesigned edition remains the most informative work on baleen baskets, covering their history, characteristics, and construction, as well as profiling their makers. 48 illustrations.
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