American Indian Basketry

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Courier Corporation, 1904 - Crafts & Hobbies - 528 pages
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Exhaustive, standard survey of baskets and their makers, from Alaska to South America. Describes uses — in defense and war, dress and adornment, fine art, preparing and serving food, gleaning and milling, house-building and furniture, their symbolism in mortuary customs and much more. 460 illustrations.
 

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Contents

Definition of basketry
3
CnAPTII PAGI
4
Materials for basketry
17
Basketmaking
44
Symbolism
178
Uses of basketry
213
In dress and adornment
223
In preparing and serving food
228
As a receptacle
242
In religion
244
Ethnic varieties of basketry 2 5 5
257
The Alaskan region
296
The FraserColumbia region 336
362
The Interior Basin region
431
Middle and South America
481
Collectors and collections
501

In gleaning and milling 2
236
In housebuilding and furniture 2 38
238

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