ltpgtCalifornia Indian Baskets is lavishly illustrated in full color with rare baskets from the...
California Indian Baskets is lavishly illustrated in full color with rare baskets from the magnificent collections of the University of California, Harvard University, Smithsonian Institution, The British Museum, Madrid's Museo de America, Royal Museum of Scotland, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Southwest Museum and many other world-class museums and private collections. The vast majority of these rare baskets have never appeared in print before. Made possible in part through the support and vision of three California Indian tribes, this remarkable book is the result of decades of research by noted basketry scholar Ralph Shanks. Edited by Lisa Woo Shanks.The book illuminates Native American art, history, technology, population movements, cultural interactions, and native plant uses. The book demonstrates basketry studies can rank with archeology, linguistics and DNA research in understanding and appreciating Native American culture and history. "This is the outstanding new companion volume to Ralph and Lisa Shanks' acclaimed Indian Baskets of Central California. The authors once again provide an authoritative book, this time on the southern half of California, on an important American art form. Excellent photography and text." - Jonathan C. H. King, The British Museum Hardcover, 168 pages, 184 illus., 150 in color, bibliography & index. Vol. II of the series: Indian Baskets of California and Oregon.
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