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North American Indian Jewelry and Adornment: From Prehistory to the Present

4.92 of 5 stars 4.92  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  4 reviews
This comprehensive tome, overflowing with reproductions of beautiful and distinctive objects, features a richly informative text plus insights and remembrances from dozens of Native American artisans and elders.
Hardcover, 608 pages
Published May 1st 1999 by Harry N. Abrams (first published 1999)
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This book is amazing! Maps of trade routes, tribal areas, seasonal and astrological cycles, information on animal fetish or spiritual guides, historical photographs, drawings, and of course, beautiful clothing and jewelry--I can't say how wonderful this book is! If you read all the text (which sadly, I doubt many do) it will change your understanding of Native American culture and American history. It's a heavy weight--you can't read this one in bed, but you will learn so much. Eye-opening for s ...more
Ruric Amhari
Excellent book on native american art work: jewellery, beadwork, embroidery, clothing and basketry.

Presented in collections grouped by area: arctic, sub-artic, woodlands, plains, great basin, plateau, northwest coast, california, southwest.

Lots of photos and descriptions of each item catalogued plus introductory sections to give context.
This is a glorious, gorgeous book. Don't remember where I picked it up but I'm glad I did!
Nov 09, 2012 Firefly rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who are interested in Native arts
I wish I owned a copy of this great reference book that has amazing pictures new and old.
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