An invaluable step-by-step guide to traditional Native American jewelry. From exquisite squash blossom necklaces, buttons and bola ties to hair ...Show synopsisAn invaluable step-by-step guide to traditional Native American jewelry. From exquisite squash blossom necklaces, buttons and bola ties to hair ornaments, pistol grips and silver goblets, traditional Indian silversmithing is one of the foremost crafts in America. In this Southwestern classic, Oscar T. Branson provides a wealth of knowledge on the tools, techniques, history, and styles of Indian jewelry--timeless art from yesterday that still influences today's metal craftwork. Wire-O binding. 120 color photos.Hide synopsis
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Description:Fine. 8 3/4" X 11 1/4" 63 Pages. Very attractive square bound...Fine. 8 3/4" X 11 1/4" 63 Pages. Very attractive square bound book with pictorial covers. Please note-This is not the spiral bound edition. Very minor wear at top of back cover. The cover painting is by the Tucson, Arizona artist, Vic Donahue, of the Navajo Indian Silversmith Peshlakai Ithlini Athltososigi. Translated into English, his name is Slender Maker of Silver. It was painted from a very well known picture taken by frontier photographer Ben Whittick in about 1885. This famous Southwest Indian Silversmith was one of the first to be photographed. Not only was he an accomplished artist but also an astute businessman, having employed as many as 10 silversmiths to produce work for him. The old anvil and stump used by the artist in the portrait and also pictured on page 4 belonged to one of his descendants and reportedly was used by Slender Maker of Silver. Several of his descendants are accomplished silversmiths. One of the best known is Fred Peshlakai, who worked for many years on Olvera Street in Los Angeles, California. The family has taken the name Peshlakai, which means silver or silversmith. Southwestern Indian jewelry has become the foremost Americn craft. It is for many an investment in beauty they can enjoy every minite of the day. The squash blossom necklace is composed of three main components all of foreign origins. They are put together in a very unique and original manner. Nowhere else has such a beautiful piece of jewelry evolved which uniquely belongs to a single people, the Navajo Indians. The concha belt is another design which the Navjos adopted and changed into a very unique piece that is a symbol of the Navajo nation. This book is a step-by-step how-to-do-it method of making jewelry. The most important thing this book provides is a basic knowledge of how good jewelry is manufactured so one can judge if it is well made and of basically good design. Every page has color illustrations.
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