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

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


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

Native American basket weaving is an complicated and robust artwork, consultant of the legends and ceremonies of the Indian international locations and their cultures. George Wharton James’s Indian Basketry is a useful relief for the artist, dressmaker, craftsman, or newbie who desires to recreate genuine and sometimes extinct basket types and ornamental motifs of the local American peoples.

Filled with 355 illustrations and images 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 features of Indian basketry, including:

• Its position in legend and ceremony
• The origins of varieties and designs
• fabrics and colours used
• Weaves and stitches
• The symbolism and poetry woven into every one basket
• Preservation
• information for the collector
• and lots more and plenty more!

From Yolo ceremonial baskets to Oraibi sacred trays, Indian Basketry lines the beginning, improvement, and primary ideas of the basket designs of the most important Indian tribes of the southwestern usa and Pacific Coast, besides reviews at the basket weaving of a couple of different North American tribes.

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