Indian Basketry of the Northeastern Woodlands (Hardcover)

Indian Basketry of the Northeastern Woodlands Cover Image
Special Order - Subject to availability


With hundreds of vivid and detailed color photographs and an easy narrative style enlivened by historical vignettes and images, the authors bring overdue appreciation to a centuries-old Native American basketmaking tradition in the Northeast. Explore the full range of vintage Indian woodsplint and sweetgrass basketry in the Northeastern U.S. and Canada, from practical work baskets made for domestic use to whimsical fancy wares that appealed to Victorian tourists. Basket collectors may compare four regional styles: Southern New England and Long Island, Northern New England and Canadian Maritimes, Upper New York State, and the Great Lakes. Learn of the craft's key role in supporting many Eastern Algonquian and Iroquoian peoples through generations of turmoil and change. Discover how today's creative young artisans are building upon their legacy. The book's Resources section guides readers to relevant websites and publications as well as northeastern Indian basketry collections in more than 30 public museums.

About the Author

Sarah and Bill Turnbaugh are retired from museum and university teaching positions. Their previous Schiffer books on Native American arts include Indian Baskets, Indian Jewelry of the American Southwest, and American Indian Baskets: Building and Caring for a Collection.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780764347290
ISBN-10: 0764347292
Publisher: Schiffer Craft
Publication Date: January 28th, 2015
Pages: 176
Language: English