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North American Indian Jewelry and Adornment

Lois Sherr Dubin

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ISBN 10: 0810936895 / ISBN 13: 9780810936898
Published by Harry N. Abrams, 1999
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Title: North American Indian Jewelry and Adornment

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Used: Good

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Adornment - jewellery, beadwork and ceremonial regalia - is a defining element of cultural expression for North American Indians. This study is based on a decade of research and interviews with elders and artists, excerpts from which are presented in the book, and extends in scope from the Arctic Circle to northern Mexico, and from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Thousands of distinctive objects are reproduced, among them Southwestern turquoise jewellery, Plains beadwork, "carved" metal bracelets from the Northwest, quill and moose-hair work from the Subarctic, etched horn jewellery from northern California, and engraved mussel-shell gorgets from Oklahoma and the Southeast. Also included are regional maps, and diagrams of jewellery techniques.

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Lois Sherr Dubin is the author of Abrams' highly regarded The History of Beads, acclaimed as the definitive study on the subject.

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