"The Chilkat Dancing Blanket "is the life story of a magnificent woven robe which graced the shoulders of Indian nobility from Yakutat, Alaska to Vancouver Island, British Columbia. From the legendary origins of this weaving, the story unfolds to tell of the women who wove it, of the source and inspiration for the designs which adorn it, and of ...Read More"The Chilkat Dancing Blanket "is the life story of a magnificent woven robe which graced the shoulders of Indian nobility from Yakutat, Alaska to Vancouver Island, British Columbia. From the legendary origins of this weaving, the story unfolds to tell of the women who wove it, of the source and inspiration for the designs which adorn it, and of the pride and esteem in which it was held by the society which gave it birth. The Dancing Blanket was a robe reserved for ceremony. The remarkable photographs of Tony Hunt performing the Headdress Dance afford a rare opportunity to see this blanket in its full glory, alive and dancing. The story does not stop with an overview of the Dancing Blanket, but delves into the mysteries of its creation. Mountain goat wool and cedar bark were spun and dyed and then woven into intricate, stylized designs. In this magnificently illustrated text, author Cheryl Samuel presents a detailed description of the weaving techniques which were perfected by the Tlingit women. Photographs of Dancing Blankets from many museum collections and of weavings in progress are knitted together with beautiful drawings in order to illustrate this complicated process. "The Chilkat Dancing Blanket "interweaves legend, history, and technique and is presented in honor of the women who created this exquisite art form.Read Less
Fair. Dust Jacket has damage General Reading Copy, All pages and text intact, May contain highlighting/marking or other serious defects. Major defects may exist which may or may not be noted Like New, May have remainder mark (black line generally made acrossed bottom page edge to indicate close out by publisher)
Porter, Sara. Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Very good, clean, unmarked copy. No DJ. Some small amount of wear especially at the edges. 234 p.  p. of plates: ill. (some col. ); 28 cm. Numerous illustrations, some in color. Trade paperback. Glued binding. Audience: General/trade. Originally published: 1982 Bibliography: p. 226-228. Includes index.
Porter, Sara, and Pasco, Duane. Very good in fair dust jacket. Price clipped. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 234 p. Audience: General/trade. NOT ex-library copy; bookplate and blind stamp of previous owner
Good in Good jacket. 9x11 Inches. Includes a letter from the author and some related ephemera. Jacket has several short tears and rubbing about edges. One text page has a 3 inch tear. 234 pages, profuse b/w ill.
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