Turquoise Trail: Native American Jewelry and Culture of the Southwest

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Carol Karasik, Jeffrey Jay Foxx
Harry N. Abrams, Oct 5, 1993 - Antiques & Collectibles - 215 pages
More than 140 stunning color photographs by Jeffrey Jay Foxx show turquoise jewelry in the context in which it is worn and used today. Images include Native American ritual, daily life, powwows, rodeos, portraits, landscape, and ruins of the Southwest, as well as a diverse array of fine turquoise, inlaid, mosaic, and beaded jewelry made by members of indigenous nations and tribes over the last fifty years. Carol Karasik's text, a narrative journey that crosses time and space, describes the landscape of the ancient turquoise trade routes and affirms the inextinguishable vitality of ancient traditions. By tracing the routes of the sacred stone between ancient Mexican civilizations and what is now the American Southwest, she reveals a pathway to the understanding of the interrelations among pre-Columbian peoples. She draws fascinating parallels in myth, religion, and ceremony between the Pueblos and the Mesoamericans, pointing out the many shared graphic images found on jewelry, pots, and other artifacts throughout the Americas.

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Culture is the emphasis of this stunning picture book. Foxx's ( Living Maya , Abrams, 1987) exquisite color photographs of Southwestern Indians and their environment are interspersed by a text that ... Read full review


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Foxx is an ethnographic photographer who has been documenting cultures around the world for three decades.

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