Buckskin & Buffalo
The Artistry of the Plains Indians
This one-of-a-kind book reveals the lives of the North American Plains Indians through the most vital aspect of their art — the beau-tiful and functional objects made from deer and buffalo, the creatures that were essen-tial to their lives.
Presented in full image and exquisite detail, these items of clothing, furnishings, robes, blankets, and shields each have their own pattern and vitality that show the par-ticular traits of the tribes that produced them in an age-old way of life that disap-peared with the buffalo at the end of the nineteenth century.
These remarkable objects of Native American heritage are selected from the collections of prominent museums around the world. The author brings these items and the people who made them to life, with details of the symbolism, the colors, and the porcupine quills, seed beads, and feath-ers that were used to transform buckskin and buffalo into everyday or ceremonial objects of art.
Each of these exquisite items is part of the irreplaceable legacy of the Plains Indi-ans, showing the artistry and reverence with which this group of Native Americans regarded their lifesource – the deer and buffalo that roamed the plains. This book will delight collectors and everyone inter-ested in the life and art of North American Indians.
An outstanding feature of this book are the extreme close-up photographs of every item presented that truly show the detail of these works of art.
Out of Print - New Copies - Limited to stock on hand
128 pp ~ 121 color photos ~ 4 b/w photos — ©1998