cover of book
 

Weavers Of Tradition And Beauty: Basketmakers Of The Great Basin
by Mary Lee Fulkerson and Kathleen Curtis
University of Nevada Press, 1995
Paper: 978-0-87417-260-7 | eISBN: 978-0-87417-438-0
Library of Congress Classification E78.G67F85 1995
Dewey Decimal Classification 746.412089974

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
ABOUT THIS BOOK

Weavers of Tradition and Beauty presents new information on contemporary Native American basketry of the Great Basin, largely from the viewpoint of the weavers themselves. In collecting their stories, Kathleen Curtis and Mary Lee Fulkerson traveled throughout Nevada, never dreaming their odyssey over back-roads and to reservations would stretch into years. Finding a deep connection to the people of the sage, the authors accompanied the weavers as they gathered and prepared their special willow, dyed the bracken fern root, and wove their baskets. Baskets—and the people who weave them—have always been revered and honored by Native Americans. Fulkerson and Curtis depict, in text and full color and black and white photographs, how their art prevails—even over adverse environmental, social, and economic conditions. Today, contemporary weavers continue their work by creating baskets in the manner of their ancestors. Teaching their children and grandchildren how to weave baskets, these artisans carry on a long and strong tradition. By documenting the basketry of Nevada's native people, the authors make a significant contribution in preserving this ancient and beautiful craft. Foreword by Catherine S. Fowler.



See other books on: Basket making | Beauty | Great Basin | Themes, motives | Tradition
See other titles from University of Nevada Press
Nearby on shelf for America / Indians of North America: