California Indian Baskets
San Diego to Santa Barbara and Beyond to the San Joaquin Valley
By Ralph Shanks M.A., edited by Lisa Woo Shanks. Co-published by MAPOM. Wonderfully written and expertly researched, California Indian Baskets honors the cultural and artistic achievements of the First Californians. The result of decades of research by noted basketry scholar and anthropologist Ralph Shanks, the book celebrates Native American art, history, culture, native plant uses, technology, population movements, and the sharing of ideas. Jonathan King of The British Museum writes about it, "This is the outstanding new companion volume to Ralph & Lisa Shanks’ acclaimed Indian Baskets of Central California. The authors’ once again provide an authoritative book." 175 illustrations.
167 pp ~ illustrated — ©2010