Collecting Authentic Indian Arts & Crafts
Become an informed collector of Southwest Indian arts and crafts. In this book, a unique team of American Indian artists and art experts explain the techniques used to identify authentic Southwest Native American arts and crafts, including silver jewelry, beadwork, quillwork, pottery, rugs, baskets, fetishes, and katsina dolls. In the interest of preserving Native American art, the authors have donated their time to create a comprehensive resource and present personal views into their creative worlds.
Collecting Authentic Indian Arts and Crafts contains not only solid information on the dynamic history and process of Native art, but suggestions to help you become a better collector.
Learn how to identify quality in contemporary Indian art; where to buy it; what questions to ask; how to identify fraudulent work; what to do if you have purchased non-authentic merchandise.
127 pp ~ 118 color photos — ©1999