Hardcover: 608 pages
Publisher: Harry N Abrams (May 1, 1999)
This big, beautiful, knock-your-socks-off title covers not only Native American adornment but also its history, the uses of materials, the spiritual meaning, the archaeology and oral traditions, and the artists. As treated here, adornment means not just jewelry but robes and headdresses, horse decoration, masks, and more. Modern work holds its own with the ancient in dazzling photographs, and occasional fold-out pages show staggering displays on themes such as beadwork as seen in Northwest Coast bracelets. Dubin (The History of Beads) follows themes as they develop, such as pictographic details used throughout the history of a tribe. There has not been such a broad and informative book before, and this will likely become the standard reference.
OUT OF PRINT, but available for immediate delivery from Sacred Hoop Trading! There is an abridged paperback version available, but this is the original hardback coffe table book—beautiful! Suggested retail $75.00, Sacred Hoop Trading price $49.00.