America's Traditional Crafts

America's Traditional Crafts Folk Art
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Americans have always worked with their hands. This cultural attribute is vividly and graphically presented in this generously illustrated volume which describes age-old methods and techniques and identifiesthe historical, cultural, technological, and personal factors which influenced the artifacts of many generations and many different traditions. From Harriet Powers' magnificent 'Bible Quilt' to the intricate, colorful splint baskets of Louisiana's Chitmacha, Native American weavings, tooled leather saddles from the West, and much more - all magnificently illustrated in hundreds of photographs mostly in color and some B&W. 312p.

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