Book: Blanket Weaving in the Southwest
Hardcover - brand new condition, still has dust jacket
By Joe Ben Wheat
During much of his career, anthropologist Joe Ben Wheat earned a reputation as a preeminent authority on southwestern and plains prehistory. Blanket Weaving in the Southwest describes the evolution of southwestern textiles from the early historic period to the late nineteenth century, and traces significant changes in materials, techniques, and designs. Throughout the text, Wheat discusses and evaluates the distinct traits of the three textile traditions. More than 200 photos demonstrate these features, including 191 color plates depicting a vast array of chief blankets, shoulder blankets, ponchos, sarapes, diyugi, mantas, and dresses from museum collections nationwide. In addition, dozens of line drawings demonstrate the fine points of technique concerning weaves, edge finishes, and corner tassels.
Copyright date: 2003