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Indian Basketry: Forms, Designs, and Symbolism of Native American Basketry by George Wharton James

Indian Basketry: Forms, Designs, and Symbolism of Native American Basketry by George Wharton James

Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2014 ISBN 9781628739190

This is another of those splendid Dover re-publications unaltered and unabridged of an old book, in this instance originally published in 1909. It traces the origin, development and fundamental principles of Indian basket design in the Southwestern United States and Pacific Coast. Whether you read this book as an artist, designer and craftsman or woman, or as a historian, ethnologist or scholar, you can learn something about making Indian baskets (which are now collectors’ items).