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Woven Identities: Basketry Art of Western North America.


Woven Identities: Basketry Art of Western North America

Valerie K. Verzuh

Museum of New Mexico Pr.


219 pages




In Native American basketry, the weaver knows that the design creates itself as it is woven and that basket making is less about the physical creation of the basket and more about the prayer that is given to Creator and the plant for its gift of life. Likewise, Woven Identities goes beyond physical appearances to examine each basketAEs creator, history, and purpose, in addition to the five elements of basket weaving: materials and construction techniques, form, function, design, and ornamentation. The baskets featured within these pages currently reside in the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, which consists of about 1,500 baskets from the Southwest, Great Basin, Plateau, California, Northwest Coast, and the Arctic. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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Date:May 1, 2015
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