Native American Beadwork: Projects & Techniques from the Southwest
Beadwork has been steadily gaining popularity among crafters, and no area of the genre garners more interest than the intricate designs of the Apache, Comanche, and Lakota peoples of the American Southwest, who use their designs to relate legends and pass down tribal lore.
Here are 15 authentic projects using such traditional stitches as the flat netting technique, flat and circular peyote stitches, the Comanche weave, free-form feathering, and more. Projects include a Leather Medicine Bag, a triple strand Fetish Necklace, a Kokopellia Amulet Bag, Navajo Corn Earrings, and others, each accompanied by a rich explanation of how the colours, shapes and combinations of materials interact to tell a story. The instructions cover tools, choice of materials, special ceremonial beadwork and use of a loom to create special effects, while abundant colour photographs and illustrations provide a visual guide to an art form that reflects the spectacular natural beauty of the American Southwest.
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Contemporary Native American beadwork is evolving as practitioners of the craft gain access to the full range of exotic beads now available for purchase. Geary has built on her family traditions of ... Read full review
LEATHER MEDICINE BAG
TRIPLESTRAND FETISH NECKLACE
PHOENIX KEY RING
KOKOPELLI AMULET BAG
POWWOW PERFUME BAG
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Bead Design Graphs