Hardback
February 23, 2006
9780930268183
English
190 color illus.
11.00 Inches (US)
8.50 Inches (US)
2.3 Pounds (US)
$45.00 USD
v2.1 Reference

Indian Baskets of Central California

Art, Culture, and History Native American Basketry from San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay North to Mendocino and East to the Sierras

This unique book provides a complete study of the exquisite Native American basketry from the San Francisco Bay Area and the Monterey Bay region north to Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino and eastward across the Sacramento Valley to the crest of the Sierras. Baskets of the Pomo, Ohlone (Costanoan), Coast Miwok, Esselen, Huchnom, Lake Miwok, Maidu, Wappo, and Yuki people are lavishly illustrated and knowledgably and sensitively described.

Color photographs and drawings illustrate the rare, fine California Indian baskets from museum and private collections in the United States and Europe. The vast majority of these baskets are illustrated for the first time.

About the Authors

Ralph Shanks is vice president of the Miwok Archaeological Preserve of Marin. Lisa Woo Shanks is editor of the Basketry of California and Oregon Series. They are the authors of The North American Indian Travel Guide.

Reviews

"Indian Baskets of Central California is indeed the basketry book we have all been waiting for—- so long! In its own way resembling a basket, the book seems to absorb refinement and attention to detail from the originals. Put simply, it is a beautiful book that celebrates a beautiful tradition well."—Fremontia

"There hasn't been enough written about American Indian basketry, but Ralph Shanks' Indian Baskets of Central California fills a long-overdue void…The scholarly yet easy-to-read writing joins with superb color photographs to create this must-have work for the collector."—San Jose Mercury News

"This book is essential for all scholars of basketry. This book provides a holistic and humanistic approach to the study of basketry. It is a fundamental sourcebook.. a treasure chest of data.. Congratulations to the Shanks, and may their next two volumes be soon in the making."—Society for California Archaeology Newsletter

"This book has much to offer the beginning basketry aficionado and will also hold the interest of leading scholars in the field. Indian Baskets of Central California is a book that all California Indian basket lovers will want to include in their libraries."—News from Native California

"The Shanks have made great contributions to the genre. [This] is a fundamental sourcebook for anyone responsible for collections containing baskets from central California. This treasure chest of data can help with comparisons between baskets, and aid in identification of baskets of unknown origins."—Society for California Archaeology

"An expertly researched and well-written book, comprehensive in scope, this contributes deeper understanding and appreciation of the region's basketry traditions."—Choice

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