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An edition of Weaving a Navajo blanket (1974)

Weaving a Navajo blanket

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Dover Publications
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English
Pages
222

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This Dover edition, first published in 1974, is an unabridged and unaltered republication of the work originally published by J.J. Augustin, Publishers, New York in 1936 under the title ‘Navajo Shepherd and Weaver’.
The author spent four summers (1930-1933) living and working among the Navajos, during which time she learned among other things the principles of weaving. In this book she takes the reader through the same process, introducing the careful details, the personalities she worked with, and the materials and methods of weaving in the Navajo style.
The spinning of the yrar, the dyes, the equipment, the weaving processes, the designs and colors, even the tensions and textures of the final product are all part of weaving a Navajo blanket. In this book, the author takes you through each step, from the choosing of the wool, through carding an dspinning warp and weft yarns, building and setting up a loom, creating a design and carrying out the actual weaving. While the emphasis is on typical blanket weaving, the author also covers the related arts of saddleblanket weaving, warp weaving, scalloped edge weaving, double-faced weaving and sandpainting tapestries. She also comments on history, pattrens, symbolism, the effect of the market, and other matters that affact the Navajo weaving style. In five appendices she reviews the implements and materials of weaving, Navajo materials for natural dyes, weaving, terms, and simple lessons in learing to weave a navajo blanket. 97 photographs and line drawings illustrate the processes and finished work.
Craftsmen, whether they want to start from scratch or gradually add Navajo elements to their other weaving skills, will learn from this book the authentic steps of Navajo weaving. Collectors, ethnologists, and others will learn more about materials, techniques and related matters that will ehlp them in judging, appraising, and enjoying the processes that go into weaving a Navajo blanket.

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Weaving a Navajo blanket
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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 215.
Reprint of the 1936 ed. published by J. J. Augustin, New York, under title: Navajo shepherd and weaver.
Includes index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
746.9/7
Library of Congress
E99.N3 R39 1974, E99.N3R39

The Physical Object

Pagination
xviii, 222 p., [8] leaves of plates :
Number of pages
222

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL5437715M
Internet Archive
weavingnavajobla00reic
ISBN 10
0486229920
LCCN
73086437
Library Thing
44345
Goodreads
53196

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