Weaving a World: Textiles and the Navajo Way of Seeing: Textiles and the Navajo Way of Seeing Paperback – November 1, 1996
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From Library Journal
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
- ASIN : 0890133077
- Publisher : Museum of New Mexico Press; 1St Edition (November 1, 1996)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 132 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780890133071
- ISBN-13 : 978-0890133071
- Item Weight : 1.27 pounds
- Dimensions : 10 x 0.5 x 8.25 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,047,199 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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But, the real jewels of this book are the weavings themselves. Forty separate color plates show rug after rug, over half predating 1900, from the School of American Research Collections in the Museum of New Mexico's Laboratory of Anthropology in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Each is magnificent in its own way. Accompanying text relates a separate story for twenty-seven of them, organized into: The Mythic Memory; The Collective memory; Ceremonial Practices; Harmony and Disharmony; and A World In Motion.
What I personally love about this collection is the insight into balance, detail, symbolic representation and the fact that each weaving is strictly individual. A great reference for weaver and collector alike, my only criticism is that there aren't more close-up photos.