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American Indian Beadwork

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A handicraft guide to American Indian beadwork for those seeking the fundamentals of construction and ideas of design—fully illustrated throughout.

American Indian Beadwork includes:

-Directions for beading stitches
-Directions for making and stringing a loom
-Fifty-four black-and-white photographs of actual Indian beadwork
-Thirteen full-color pages of 132 authentic Indian pat
Paperback, 64 pages
Published December 1st 1995 by Touchstone (first published March 1st 1971)
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Oct 02, 2015 Helen rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Adults and teens.
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This book was written in 1951, with the aim of presenting in a simple, straight-forward fashion, information about American Indian beadwork. The intended audience was probably Boy Scouts, and part I includes information on making simple looms, and producing beaded belts and so forth. Some of the how-to illustrations include a young man in a Boy Scout uniform, his pack number visible on his sleeve. It brought back very distant memories of my family - I think my brother actually made a beaded belt ...more
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