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Description - Navajo Pictorial Weaving 1880-1950 by Tyrone D. Campbell

First published in 1991, this is the most definitive survey of Navajo pictorial weaving available; it comprises over 170 examples selected from hundreds in museum and private collections as well as from major dealers in the field. Although the history of Navajo weaving has been well documented in general, most interest by previous scholars has been in the geometric and non-representational rugs and blankets that are much more common. Even though pictorials make up only about one percent of all Navajo weavings, they are a rich source of information about Navajo ranching and farming societies and about Navajo depictions of Anglo customs and technology. Thanks to this book, Navajo pictorials can take their rightful place as an important category not only in Navajo weaving but in the history of American folk art and Native American arts and crafts as well.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780826316172
ISBN-10: 0826316174
Format: Paperback / softback
(280mm x 215mm x 13mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: University of New Mexico Press
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1991
Country of Publication: United States

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Tyrone Campbell and Joel Kopp

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