Over 360 authentic royalty-free designs adapted from Navajo blankets and rugs, painted wooden masks, decorated moccasins, Hopi pottery, Sioux buffalo hides, more. Geometrics, symbolic figures, plant and animal motifs, much more.
Release on 2014-04-18 | by J.F. "Buck" Burshears,W. Ben Hunt
Author: J.F. "Buck" Burshears,W. Ben Hunt
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
A handicraft guide to American Indian beadwork for those seeking the fundamentals of construction and ideas of design—fully illustrated throughout. American Indian Beadwork includes: -Directions for beading stitches -Directions for making and stringing a loom -Fifty-four black-and-white photographs of actual Indian beadwork -Thirteen full-color pages of 132 authentic Indian patterns for your own beadwork
"NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN DESIGNS explores the patterns used on textiles, carvings, pottery and basketwork by Indian tribes in the last 200 years. Although Indian art is defined as primitive, artists have shown great individuality and sophistication in their treatment of traditional motifs and patterns, and there are exciting discoveries to be made. An introduction discusses the historical and geographical background of the designs and the manner in which they are constructed. Some of the techniques used in basketing, weaving and embroidery are explained in diagrams."--BOOK COVER.
Largest collection anywhere: 2,500 authentic illustrations of bowls, bottles and pipes, geometric and floral patterns on beadwork, pictographs, symbolic tipi decorations, masks, basket weaves, Hopi katchina figures, much more.