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ANTIQUE NATIVE AMERICAN BASKETRY OF WESTERN NORTH AMERICA: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO IDENTIFICATION. John Kania and Alan Blaugrund. Marquand Books, Seattle, 2014. Published in association with Coiled and Twined, LLC, Albuquerque. Distributed by University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque. 312 pp. with 192 ills. (173 col.). 29 x 23 cm. ISBN 9780615984575 In English.
Publisher's description: This book is a comprehensive guide to the identification of Antique Native American baskets, specifically basket making tribes of western North American. It is not a formal anthropology text, but rather an organized compendium of Native basketry information that blends previous anthropologic studies and the experience of the authors. The text defines how collectors, curators, dealers, auction personnel, and academics can systematically approach tribal identification of Native American basketry. It does this by clarifying the authors' rational for tribal groupings based on basket types and not on language or other cultural traits. It explains multiple Native American basket making materials and techniques and describes how understanding this information can lead to accurate tribal attribution. This knowledge is essential in developing connoisseurship and will enhance an appreciation of this wonderful Native American art form.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Native North America — Textile/Fiber Arts
Plans: 71,54
Worldwide Number: 173813
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