19th Century Plains Indian Dresses
Covering the Northern, Central, and Southern Plains, as well as the Plateau, this comprehensive craft guide shows how to recreate both the cloth and hide dresses of the 19th century, as well as the accessories worn with them. Using original texts and other period source material, the author discusses the historical background and tribal styles in vogue from the time of Lewis and Clark to the beginning of the reservation period.
Lavishly illustrated with drawings by Alex Koslov and many find, full color photos of the some of the most exquisite original examples from world collections, this beautiful volume contains a wealth of information that no Indian craftwork or living history buff will want to be without.This is an excellent reference work and is the most comprehensive collection of information on dresses anywhere. There are lots of historical photos, photos of old dresses, and numerous drawings and measurements showing how to construct various dress styles. Written from the perspective of the craftworker, this is an invaluable work for anyone desiring to make a Plains Indian Dress.
98 pp ~ illustrated — ©2004