Indian Basketry: Forms, Designs, and Symbolism of Native American Basketry

Indian Basketry: Forms, Designs, and Symbolism of Native American Basketry


Everything there's to grasp approximately conventional local American basket weaving.

Native American basket weaving is an difficult and strong paintings, consultant of the legends and ceremonies of the Indian countries and their cultures. George Wharton James’s Indian Basketry is a useful reduction for the artist, fashion designer, craftsman, or newbie who desires to recreate actual and infrequently extinct basket varieties and ornamental motifs of the local American peoples.

Filled with 355 illustrations and pictures of local American basket weavers taken on the flip of the 20 th century, this pioneering study—first released in 1901—provides in-depth information regarding particular points of Indian basketry, including:

• Its position in legend and ceremony
• The origins of kinds and designs
• fabrics and hues used
• Weaves and stitches
• The symbolism and poetry woven into each one basket
• Preservation
• assistance for the collector
• and masses more!

From Yolo ceremonial baskets to Oraibi sacred trays, Indian Basketry lines the foundation, improvement, and basic ideas of the basket designs of the key Indian tribes of the southwestern usa and Pacific Coast, in addition to reviews at the basket weaving of a couple of different North American tribes.

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