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Native American Beadwork: Projects &…

Native American Beadwork: Projects & Techniques from the Southwest

by Theresa Flores Geary

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 140274062X, Paperback)

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 and circular peyote stitches, the Comanche weave, free-form feathering, and more. Each project is accompanied by a rich explanation of how the colors, shapes, and combinations of materials interact to tell a story. Abundant color photographs and illustrations guide the reader through this unique art form.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:30 -0400)

Native American beadwork projects, characteristic of the Southwest, use bright colors and bold designs with natural themes. Now in this beautifully illustrated volume, you'll find a variety of these extraordinary projects, each one a unique example of the sophisticated artistry that can be achieved with beadwork. Within these striking designs are symbols that have spiritual significance to the ancient cultures that created them....… (more)

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