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Beads and Beadwork of the American Indian by William C. Orchard
Beads and Beadwork of the American Indian by William C. Orchard
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    Code: B00/08
    Price: $16.95
    From it's initial appearance in 1929, this book has become the classic reference book on this subject. Along with Orchard's book on Quillwork, this book forms the foundation for almost every text on Indian arts & crafts that has been written since and they remain superior to most.

    Not only is this book an in-depth technological study, but it considers in greater detail than any other similar work, the history, use and distribution of North American beadwork art from prehistoric to modern times.

    The author pays needed attention to the variety of materials used, the design motifs of finished beadwork, and the role of the early Europeans, whose colorful trade beads, shown in beautiful color plates, levied such a tremendous impact upon Indian economics and material culture. All of the basic techniques of beadwork are explored and illustrated.

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