Folio. 131,  pp. Over 100 blk & wht photos, 7 colour plates, text illusts. Beige boards, w/ d.j. F/F, w/ advance review copy letter laid-in. First edition of this work recording the artistic achievement in textiles of this Northwest Coast Native American tribe.
VG-(DJ has slight tanning on inner top edge; otherwise clean. ) Tan cloth, gilt letters on spine, black & color illus. dust jacket, 131 pp., 101 BW illus., 5 color plates. "Salish weaving...is one of the great aboriginal arts of North America. For at least twelve centuries the Salish people of the Pacific Northwest coast have spun mountain goat hair and other fibres, and produced weavings which exhibit great technical skill, a sophisticated sense of colour and design, and an exciting vocabulary of emotional symbolism. Although the art was nearly lost, like so much else during the era of European encroachment and colonization, enough of the old knowledge survived to enable a revival during the 1960s, when a group of dedicated Salish women again began weaving in the ancient ways. [This book] probes meticulously into the history and prehistory of Salish weaving, and documents its recent revival. Known historical styles are discussed and compared, and the book includes, as an invaluable appendix, a catalogue of all traditional Salish weavings known to exist in museum collections throughout the world." (dj).
ISBN 0295957557. Hardback. Oversized. No statement of later printing on copyright page. Slight wear to corners and edges; otherwise tight, sound and unmarked in Very Good condition. Dustjacket with 1/2" closed tear at back upper corner; slight wear to other corners and edges; slight browning to interior edges; otherwise Very Good. We have placed dustjacket in a brodart protective cover and it looks much better than described.
Fine in Fine jacket. Folio-over 12"-15" tall. (CAD) First Edition No markings, Fine in unclipped Fine Dj in mylar sleeve. Sandy coloured bds, 131pp, index. Over 100 B&W photos of the weavers, the weavings, illustrations, maps. A book on the history and revival of Salish waeving, one of the great aboriginal arts of North America. Detailed info on the collection, preparation and use of basic fibres as well as on natural dyes. [2.5 JM LVR 200/6.
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