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Classic Hopi and Zuni Kachina Figures

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$39.95

Photographer Andrea Portago saw her first kachina in the early seventies in the studio of George Terasaki, from whom her friend and collaborator Andy Warhol was buying Native American art. When Alan Kessler's collection of kachinas was auctioned at Sotheby's in 1997, an extraordinary collection of classic kachina figures was unveiled that served as the impetus for Portago's exploration of the carvings. Presented here are classic-era (1880s-1940s) Hopi and Zuni carved dolls that have rarely been displayed. Portago gracefully photographed these rare figures using available light so as not to distort their colors, and to reveal their drama and passion.

Publication Date: 
2014-09-15
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Coloring Book American Indian Paintings

$8.99

Have fun coloring and exploring with twenty-one drawings based on paintings created by Native American artists.  The artwork from the Apache, Hopi, Navajo, and Pueblo tribal artists presented here are both traditional and modern in style.  The artists’ original color paintings are shown as small pictures printed on the inside front and back covers. You can copy their colors or create your own color schemes. The last two pages of the book are blank so you can make pictures of your own. 

Publication Date: 
2013-05-15
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Decorative Art Southwest Indians

$9.95

Dorothy Sides, a noted artist and collector, has gathered together and redrawn in black and white nearly 300 examples of Southwestern Indian decoration. The book contains designs ranging from the thirteenth century geometric art of the Pueblos to the handcrafts carried on by Native American artists of the present.

Includes pieces from Pecos, Sikyatki, the Mimbres, and modern Pueblo pottery from Acoma, Zuni, Cochiti, and the Hopi. Also includes designs and motifs from the basketry of the Apache, Pima, and Papago; beadwork from the Mohave; authentic Zuni masks; Hopi kachina dolls; and sand paintings and blanket designs from the Navajo.

Publication Date: 
1961-05-31
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Guide to Navajo Rugs

$6.99

Describes and depicts the seventeen most common Navajo rug styles, and includes quotes by some of the finest weavers crafting rugs today. Photos of rugs from Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site by George H. H. Huey.

Publication Date: 
2000-12-01
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Indian Designs

$10.95

Patternsized illustrations of designs suitable for quilts, clothing, embroidery. Each with the source identified.

Publication Date: 
2003-06-01
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Navajo Rugs Essential Guide

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$15.95

For twenty-one years Navajo Rugs has been the essential text for anyone interested in this fascinating art form. This second revised edition includes up-to-date photographs of all the major rug styles, a concise discussion of the history of the art, an outline of the process of making rugs from raising the wool to weaving it, and frank discussions on how to choose and care for quality rugs.

Publication Date: 
1999-04-25
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Southwestern Indian Designs

$6.95

This outstanding collection of 250 images by artist Madeleine Orban-Szontagh accurately depicts the bold designs of Indian arts and crafts of the American Southwest.  Clearly drawn in detail, easily reproducible, all copyright-free, they will provide artists and craftspeople with a rich and inexpensive resource of authentic motifs for use in many different types of projects.

The designs have been taken from Hopi ceremonial dress, Zuni shields, Anasazi pottery, Navajo jewelry and rugs, and many other sources.  This fascinating collection is one that designers and craftspeople will find essential for their design libraries.

Publication Date: 
1992-01-28
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Southwestern Pottery A-Z

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$29.95

When this book first appeared in 1996, it was "Pottery 101," a basic introduction to the subject. It served as an art book, a history book, and a reference book, but also fun to read, beautiful to look at, and filled with good humor and good sense. After twenty years of faithful service, it's been expanded and brought up-to-date with photographs of more than 1,600 pots from more than 1,600 years. It shows every pottery-producing group in the Southwest, complete with maps that show where each group lives. Now updated, rewritten, and re-photographed, it's a comprehensive study as well as a basic introduction to the art.

Publication Date: 
2015-08-03
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Spider Womans Gift

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$24.95

At Canyon de Chelly, in the heart of the Navajo Nation, stands an eight-hundred-foot sandstone rock formation known as Spider Rock. According to Diné oral history, this sacred place is where Spider Woman makes her home. For centuries, her gift of weaving has provided the Diné with a constant means of sustenance.

Publication Date: 
2011-08-16
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Turquoise, Water, Sky

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$29.95

This book provides an overview of the uses of turquoise in native arts of the Southwest, beginning with the earliest people who mined and processed the stone for use in jewelry, on decorative objects, and as a powerful element in ceremony. In the past, as now, turquoise was valued for its color and beauty but also for its symbolic nature: sky, water, health, protection, abundance. The book traces historical and contemporary jewelry made by Navajo, Zuni, Hopi, and Santo Domingo artisans, and the continuously inventive ways the stone has been worked.

Publication Date: 
2015-04-15
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Weaving A World Textiles and the Navajo Way of Seeing

$29.95

Navajo weavings, long regarded for their remarkable aesthetics, have never before been investigated from the standpoint of the weaver's process and intent. This book explores the patterns and irregularities often overlooked or considered "flaws" in these beautiful textiles, and it seeks to identify the mythic symbols and historic and personal stories they contain. The inclusion of objects and the use of color, pattern, and weave variations are found to be significant symbols of the way a weaver thinks about the world. A weaver may pray her way into the center of the rug, where the most intricate work and color will appear. Patterns may portray a vision of the world animated by spirits and holy people, recounting the creation of the heavens, the earth, and the loom itself. Weaving a World includes seventy rugs from the celebrated collection of the Laboratory of Anthropology in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and documentary photographs of today's weaving culture on the Navajo reservation.

Publication Date: 
1996-10-31
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Art Of The Southwest