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The Resource Weaving a Navajo blanket, by Gladys A. Reichard

Weaving a Navajo blanket, by Gladys A. Reichard

Label
Weaving a Navajo blanket
Title
Weaving a Navajo blanket
Statement of responsibility
by Gladys A. Reichard
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The author spent four summers (1930-33) living and working among the Navajos, during which time she learned among other things the principles of weaving. In this book she takes the reader through the same process, introducing the careful details, the personalities she worked with, and the materials and methods of weaving in the Navajo style. The spinning the yarn, the dyes, the equipment, the weaving processes, the designs and colors, even the tensions and textures of the final product are all part of weaving a Navajo blanket. In this book, the author takes you through each step, from the choosing of the wool, through carding and spinning warp and weft yarns, building and setting up a loom, creating a design and carrying out the actual weaving. While the emphasis is on typical blanket weaving, the author also covers the related arts of saddleblanket weaving, warp weaving, scalloped edge weaving, double-faced weaving and sandpainting tapestries. She also comments on history, patters, symbolism, the effect of the market, and other matters that affect the Navajo weaving style. In five appendices she reviews the implements and materials of weaving. Navajo materials for natural dyes, weaving terms, and simple lessons in learning to weave a Navajo blanket, 97 photographs an line drawings illustrate the processes and finished work. Craftsmen, whether they want to start from scratch or gradually add Navajo elements to their weaving skills, will learn from this book the authentic steps of Navajo weaving. Collectors, ethnologists, and others will learn more about materials, techniques and related matters that will help them in judging, appraising, and enjoying the processes that go into weaving a Navajo blanket.
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DLC
Dewey number
746.9/7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.N3
LC item number
R39 1974
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Weaving a Navajo blanket, by Gladys A. Reichard
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Reprint of the 1936 ed. published by J.J. Augustin, New York, under title: Navajo shepherd and weaver
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
996439
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xviii, 222 pages, [8] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780486229928
Lccn
73086437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations, diagrams
System control number
(OCoLC)996439
Label
Weaving a Navajo blanket, by Gladys A. Reichard
Publication
Note
Reprint of the 1936 ed. published by J.J. Augustin, New York, under title: Navajo shepherd and weaver
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
996439
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xviii, 222 pages, [8] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780486229928
Lccn
73086437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations, diagrams
System control number
(OCoLC)996439

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