This is a first edition book by Kate Peck Kent, a professor emerita of anthropology at the University of Denver and a research associate at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe New Mexico. It was published by School of American Research Press, Santa Fe New Mexico.
This book traces the history of Navajo weaving from about 1650, when loom processes were learned from the Pueblo Indians, to the present day of regional styles and commercial markets. It describes changes in yarns, dyes, designs, and types of textiles resulting from trade with Spanish-Americans, Mexicans, and finally Anglo-Americans. In a highly original conclusion, the author describes the cultural traits that allowed the Navajos to accept stylistic change so readily, and she searches for the elements native to Navajo aesthetic values. This is a fascinating account for anyone who has admired the beauty and technical skill that have given Navajo weaving its tremendous popularity.
It is a soft cover book with 139 pages. There are many color and black & white photos. It is copyrighted 1985 and is stated to be a first edition.
There is a small nik on the front cover.
The last 10 or so pages have a slight ripple, but those pages are the appendix, references, and index.
Other than that, there are no torn or missing pages and there is no writing inside.
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