Indian Basket Makers of the Southwest

Item No: 27551

$ 29.95

  • Recently there has been an electrifying basket renaissance across much of the Southwest.  A burst of creativity and innovation documented in this volume, which includes the contemporary baskets and basketmaking traditions of Southwestern tribes including Haulapai, Havasupai, Yavapai, Western Apache, the Jicarilla Apache, the Ute, San Juan Paiute, and Navajo, the Tohono O'odham, Akimel O'odham, the Pueblos of New Mexico, and Hopi of Arizona.
    • Author: Larry Dalrymple
    • Paperback: 156 pages
    • Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Press(January 1, 2000)
    • ISBN-10: 0890133387
    • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.5 x 11.5 inches
  • Larry Dalrymple taught history at the secondary school level in Utah and California for twenty-five years. Interested in Native American arts and crafts from an early age, he began in 1978 to collect the work of basketmakers he knew, with the specific objective of identifying the artist with his or her work. He presently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he is an educational consultant and continues to pursue his interest in basketry and other arts. He is the author of the companion volume Indian Basketmakers of California and the Great Basin.
  • A renaissance in Native basketry swept across much of the Southwest in the last decades of the century, resulting in an explosive burst of creativity and innovation. Indian Basketmakers of the Southwest documents the art and especially the weavers in whose hands the future of traditional basketry is held. The weavers’ life stories and rich photographic documention of their work bring their special world into focus. We learn of their struggles and triumphs, about what it means to be a weaver in the modern world. We learn that today’s weavers lead lives that are as diverse as their designs. Some are young but most are middle-aged or older. Some live in remote rural areas, others in or near towns. They share a tradition that has lately welcomed numerous male basketmakers to its ranks. We learn who their teachers were and to whom they are passing on their knowledge.
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