ERIC Number: ED235969
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Navajo Arts and Crafts.
Roessel, Robert A., Jr.
A profusely-illustrated book on Navajo arts and crafts, from the Navajo Curriculum Center, includes sections on weaving, silversmithing, basket making, pottery making, and the economics of Navajo arts and crafts. The book is intended for use by Navajo students and Navajo people in general, so they can read about their arts and crafts from a Navajo point of view and from major published sources, and can look at photographs showing craft making. Each section contains text from Navajo, anthropological, and other sources and a bibliography of reference works relevant to that section. The chapters on weaving, silversmithing, and basket making are illustrated with many photographs of the processes involved in each craft and of finished products. For example, the section on weaving tells the Navajo story of the origin of weaving, gives scholarly accounts of the history of Navajo weaving, provides excerpts from 12 books that discuss Navajo weaving, covers periods of Navajo weaving and its future, lists 28 references, and includes 61 photographs of weaving processes and products. (MH)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Students
Authoring Institution: Rough Rock Demonstration School, AZ. Navajo Curriculum Center.
Identifiers: Basket Making; Navajo (Nation); Silversmithing; Weaving
Note: Some photographs may not reproduce well.