The author has matched maker's marks used on jewelry, pots, fetish carvings, rugs, and baskets with their names, tribes, relatives, and style notes.
Over 800 color photographs of trade goods to American Indians over 150 years are featured as well as trade beads, frontier & military goods, stone relics, photographs, paper, and modern replicas, all identified in detail with auction estimates and prices realized. These relics are avidly sought by museums and individuals alike. The authors trade at Four Winds Indain Trading Post, St. Ignatius, Montana. You cannot find a more accurate reference.
This gorgeously illustrated book presents important information on Pueblo, Navajo, Rio Grande, and Northern Mexican weaving styles. Traditional and modern styles of blankets, clothing, and rugs are identified and explained in detail, with brief accounts of some of the old trading posts that sold them, along with discussions of family styles among weavers today.
In 1964, Helen Cordero of Cochiti pueblo created the first storyteller, a clay image of her grandfather with five children clinging to him. Here the reader will find the most extensive collection of storytellers ever gathered in print. Over 400 pieces by nearly 150 artists are shown in full color, and organized by pueblo.
Authentic American Indian-made clothing, containers, weapons, horse gear, pottery, textiles, and jewelry is presented visually through photographs and in a detailed text identifying the origins, materials, uses, and value on today's market. A separate bead glossary provides information on beadwork styles, bead colors, and bead sizes.
The new 2013 edition of the bestselling reference guide to identifying Mexican silver. The new 3rd edition is compact, but loaded with images and graphics of over 1,500 marks of silver makers, designers, manufacturers and silver houses in Taxco and throughout Mexico. Eagle numbers from 1 through eagle 219. The book includes all the great ones, including William Spratling, Hector Aguilar, Los Castillo, Antonio Pineda, Sigi, Maricela, Salvador, Valentin Vidaurreta, Victoria, Fred Davis, Artemio Navarrete, Emma Melendez, Bernice Goodspeed, Maciel, Matl, Tane, Hubert Harmon, Chato, Margot and many, many others. The book is fully cross-referenced and indexed for quick and handy searches. "Nowhere else are so many of the hallmarks, both known and unknown, brought together in one easy-to-use volume" (Modern Silver Magazine). The 2001 and 2006 editions (both now out-of-print) were reprinted many times to meet demand. This new 3rd edition reveals identities of more mystery marks, includes examples of marks not previously published, and features a new and improved format. Special sections describing fake marks are included for prominent designers! This is a must have for collectors, dealers, appraisers and fans of Mexican sterling silver jewelry and silver crafts."
The American Southwest is home to some of the most beautiful and enduring craft traditions in the country. From turquoise bracelets to rustic benches, Native American pottery to hand woven rugs, Made in the Southwest presents a buyer's guide to the best the region has to offer. The first part of the book explores the three different traditions of the region—Hispanic, Native American, and Western—and looks at the range of styles, influences, and objects that emerge from each. Part two consists of state-by-state listings of the best artisans, stores, and sources for the crafts. Each state is introduced with a brief explanation of the influences and history of the region's craft production, and the listings feature towns known for the richest traditions and the most thriving markets. With advice on how, what, and where to buy, hints on recognizing quality and authenticity, advice on finding the best deals, and a calendar of craft festivals throughout the region, Made in the Southwest is the definitive guide to the arts and crafts of America's most colorful states.
New Mexico art patron Millicent Rogers (1902-1953) was a passionate collector who assembled a stellar collection of Navajo and Zuni silver and turquoise, Hopi silverwork, and Pueblo stone and shell jewellery during the late 1940s and early 1950s when fine late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century work could still be found. Her collection provided the foundation for what has become one of America's most important repositories for the aesthetic achievements of Native American artists oft he Southwest: The Millicent Rogers Museum.
For over fifteen years, visitors to Santa Fe have learned that the best meal they'll have there may be one prepared by a guest chef at the Santa Fe School of Cooking. Now anyone can share in the expertise of some of this culinary hot spot's top chefs with this follow-up cookbook to the original Santa Fe School of Cooking. Here are dozens of recipes, techniques, traditions and flavors that helped define a region. Fresh ingredients, local foods and products, Native American and Mexican flavors, and the blessed green chile are the hallmarks for Santa Fe-style cooking. All original recipes, exemplifying traditional New Mexican, Spanish, and contemporary Southwest cuisine. Sidebars and features include chiles, equipment, wines of New Mexico, farmers market, techniques for nopales and tamale.
Where To Go When: Great Britain & Ireland is the essential holiday planner, unearthing the best of every region of Great Britain & Ireland season by season. Whatever you're looking for- from a family seaside holiday to a long hike in beautiful countryside- Where To Go When: Great Britain & Ireland suggests suitable locations and the best time of year to visit each one. Written by a team of travel experts and with a foreword by popular BBC1 and Countryfile TV presenter Julia Bradbury, this book combines informative and inspirational narrative with truly sumptuous photography bringing each destination to life. It boasts six different holiday themes from History and Heritage and Wildlife to Festivals and Events ensuring that there is something for everybody. Visit Chepstow Castle in summer or revel at the Galway Oyster Festival in Autumn, with regional listings and practical advice on local transport, hotel and restaurant options finding your ideal getaway is made simple. The perfect inspirational book for anyone planning a day-trip, a longer holiday or seeking out hidden gems on their doorstep.