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A Guide To Navajo Weavings (Native American Arts & Crafts)

Kent McManis and fellow trader Robert Jeffries have provided us with the definitive introduction to one of the most popular American Indian arts -- Navajo rug weaving. It covers development from the seventeenth century through innovations of the craft today--everything from the classic Chief's Blankets, to the famous Two Grey Hills designs, to the latest in pictorial rugs. Of great help to the new collector is the list of standards in judging the quality of a rug and advice for its proper care. Fully illustrated with stunning examples of over fifty rug types.

Series: Native American Arts & Crafts

Paperback: 72 pages

Publisher: Rio Nuevo Publishers; First Edition edition (January 2002)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1887896074

ISBN-13: 978-1887896078

Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 6 x 0.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces

Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Although this book is short on written content, it makes up for its brevity with a great selection of colourful pictures from many Navajo styles. This book focuses on a historic review of styles rather than a "how-to" for new weavers. It's short and it's inexpensive, so don't expect a thorough overview.

I ordered this for my Native American arts and crafts class. Thus far it has been exceptionally helpful in understanding ancient Navajo weavings! It is a comprehensive and accurate historical rendering!

very nice book and very useful. I really like it.

Very Informative and interesting material.

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