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SCRAPE THE WILLOW UNTIL IT SINGS. {Half-title page: Scrape the Willow until It Sings: The Words and Work of Basket Maker Julia Parker.} Deborah Valoma. Heyday Books, Berkeley, 2013. 270 pp. with 104 ills. (91 col.). 26 x 26 cm. LC 2012-49933 ISBN 9781597142267 In English.
Publisher's description: Julia Parker, Coast Miwok-Kashaya Pomo basket maker, carries the stories of baskets in her hands. A prolific artist, teacher, and storyteller, she makes baskets that carry the stories of an older California, of bracken fern patch and sedge bed, of all the Native women through the generations who gathered willow together. But this isn't just a book about baskets; this collection of Parker's flowing reminiscences falls somewhere between a spoken memoir that twists and winds with the beauty of coiled root, and a poetic tribute to the living traditions of California Indian women over the last two hundred years... Alongside Parker's sensitively photographed work, her words are stitched throughout with textile artist and scholar Deborah Valoma's essays on the historical and philosophical implications of basketry from a non-Native perspective.
Artist(s):Parker, Julia
Indexing: Western, Native North America — United States — Post-1945 — Textile/Fiber Arts — Women Artists, Other American Minority Artists
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 154275
Paperbound $35.00    

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