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Southwest Textiles: Weavings of the Pueblo and Navajo

Whitaker, Kathleen

Editore: University of Washington Press, 2002
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Titolo: Southwest Textiles: Weavings of the Pueblo ...

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Data di pubblicazione: 2002

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Riassunto: The significance of Pueblo and Navajo textiles transcends simple artistic expression. Through the spiritual activity of weaving, male and female weavers beautify their world and integrate their art into the "web of life." Both the Pueblo and the Navajo believe that the culture hero Spider Woman has taught them to create with patience, understanding, and sensitivity. Yet over the centuries Pueblo and Navajo textiles have developed along distinct paths which reflect the unique historical and individual experiences within each culture. The textiles collection of the Southwest Museum illustrates the rich interplay between these two peoples and their art. Southwest Textiles tells the fascinating story of the history and evolution of Pueblo and Navajo fabric arts. Over 250 outstanding examples from the Southwest Museum's collection are reproduced in full colour, along with 125 illustrations showing details of these works and historical photographs of Native American craftspeople. Also included are absorbing accounts of the early collectors of these superb textiles and some of the colourful individuals who were instrumental in founding the Southwest Museum and shaping its collections.

L'autore: Kathleen Whittaker is former curator at the Southwest Museum.

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