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SAMUEL, CHERYL (SIGNED) - The Chilkat Dancing Blanket

Title: The Chilkat Dancing Blanket
Description: USA, Pacific Search Press. 1982, First Edition. (ISBN: 091471869x) Hardcover with dust jacket, 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Ill.: Porter, Sara. 234 pages. Footnotes. Bibliography. Index. Signed by author upon title page. Profusely illustrated, primarily in black and white, plus some colour photographic plates. "The life story of a magnificent woven robe which graced the shoulders of Indian nobility from Yakutat, Alaska to Vancouver Island, British Columbia. From the legendary origins of this weaving, the story unfolds to tell of the women who wove it, of the source and inspiration for the designs which adorn it, and of the pride and esteem in which it was held by the society which gave it birth.. Photographs of Dancing Blankets from many museum collections and of weavings in progress are knitted together with beautiful drawings in order to illustrate this complicated process.. Interweaves legend, history, and technique and is presented in honor of the women who created this exquisite art form." - from dust jacket. Beige cigar-shaped discoloration near upper front hinge, otherwise clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. An excellent copy of this wonderful work. Fine/Fine. Signed.

Keywords: The Chilkat Dancing Blanket Chilkat Indians Textile Industry and Fabrics Indians of North America Northwest Coast of North America Hand Weaving Craft Tony Hunt Headdress Dance 091471869x Porter, Sara

Price: US$ 199.95 Seller: - Rare Books and Magazines
- Book number: 738g2599

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