Pictorial Weaving Of The Navajo by Nancy N. Schiffer-Used Book in Good Condition


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Pictorial Weavings of the Navajo explores the fascinating world of pictorial weaving.  Sometimes referred to as Navajo folk art, these representations of recognizable objects have occasionally been designed into Navajo weavings since the middle of the nineteenth century.

Unlike the geometric designs of more traditional Navajo rugs, these delightful pictorial images include scenes from everyday life, animals, landscapes, spelled-out words, and designs of ceremonial significance.

Hundreds of color photographs depict the work, with new as well as older examples. Illustrations include familiar and imaginary animals, birds, people, religious designs, and multiple weavings of fantastic detail. Through dynamic color schemes and bold designs, they convey images important to the Navajo weavers: their scenic lands’ light and happy reflections.

Pictorial Weavings of the Navajo demonstrates the evolution of styles by arranging the pictorial rugs chronologically within design groups. Whenever known, the weavers are identified by name and region. Their creativity breathes life into these pictorial images and conveys the lively spirit of their lives.

  • Author: Nancy N. Schiffer
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Schiffer Pub Ltd; Illustrated edition (January 9, 1997)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 64 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0887403182
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0887403187
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.9 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.75 x 0.25 x 11 inches

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Weight 11.6 oz
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 × 13 in


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