Pomo Basketmaking: A Supreme Art for the Weaver

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Naturegraph, 1972 - Crafts & Hobbies - 67 pages
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This resource serves as a historical document and instructional guide for a creating a traditional Native American art form. The book begins with the narrated life story of Elsie Allen, a fourth generation Pomo basketweaver born in 1899. Subsequent chapters provide descriptions, diagrams, drawings, photographs, and step-by-step instructions for making traditional Pomo style baskets. These instructions, also narrated by Elsie Allen, include: (2) "Gathering Materials for Use in Pomo Basketweaving"; (3) "Pomo Indian Basket Designs"; (4) "How to Make Coiled Baskets"; (5) "Pomo Feather Baskets"; (6) "Twine Baskets"; (7) "Baby Baskets and Baby Doll Baskets (Sicka)"; and (8) "Canoe Baskets." Both the practical uses and spiritual significance of various baskets types and designs are indicated. (MM)

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While brief, this book would be of value even if the only part you read was the biography of Elsie Allen. But in addition you can learn to make baskets, using the numerous drawings and photographs of ... Read full review

Contents

GATHERING MATERIAL FOR USE IN POMO
17
HOW TO MAKE COILED BASKETS
26
COLOR PLATES 3Stick Coiled Baskets OneStick Beaded Baskets
34
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