Explore the stunning diversity of North American Indian and Eskimo baskets, from little-known native basketry to the more common forms. This colorful book combines manufacturing techniques, raw materials, forms, and decorations with information on native lifestyles. More than 175 regional and tribal styles are documented in an easy-to-use and beautifully illustrated format, with a newly updated value guide.Readers will be able to identify their own Indian baskets using this guide's standardized terminology, identification keys, glossary, maps, and bibliographies. Hundreds of baskets were photographed for this volume, many from the famous and unparalleled collection of the Peabody Museum of Harvard University where the authors began their basketry research in the 1970s.
Bill and Sarah Turnbaugh are a husband and wife team keenly involved with Native American studies. Sarah is curator of the Museum of Primitive Culture in Peace Dale, Rhode Island, and Bill is a professor of anthropology at the University of Rhode Island.


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