This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: This richly illustrated book tells the story of the modern revival of a traditional skill and is a resource for anyone interested in Dene culture and heritage. Its detailed descriptions and illustrations of the processes involved serve as a practical guide to making traditional Dene spruce root baskets. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: Baskets made from coiled spruce roots once were commonplace items in many Dene homes. The craft died out, however, in the nineteenth century, as copper kettles became available through trade with Europeans. By the end of the twentieth century, all that remained to attest to this ancient tradition were a few baskets in museum collations. In 1999, Suzan Marie, a Dene with a passion for the traditional arts of her people, saw a photograph of one of these baskets and initiated a project to reintroduce the lost art of spruce root basketry to small Dene communities. This book tells the story of this modern revival of a traditional skill, and of the museum collections that were essential to the process. It is richly illustrated with photographs of baskets - both those collected in the nineteenth century and those made recently by a new generation of Dene basket-makers. Also included are detailed descriptions and illustrations of the processes involved in making a basket, from harvesting of spruce roots to coiling technique. This book will be a resource for anyone interested in Dene culture and heritage. It will also serve as a practical guide to artisans wishing to make a Dene spruce root basket.
About the Author:
Suzan Marie, a Chipewyan Dene, is the owner of BushTea Resources, a company based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, which specializes in providing training in the manufacture and production of Dene and Metis fine arts. Judy Thompson is curator of Western Subarctic ethnology at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.
Condizione libro: Used
Descrizione libro 2002/2003. North America, Journals, Native Americans. Mercury Series Canadian Ethnology Service #138. Canadian Museum of Civilization. Very good - fine paperback 41p. Codice libro della libreria 5817
Descrizione libro Canadian Museum of Civilizatio, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110660188309