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American Indian beadwork / by W. Ben Hunt and J.F. "Buck" Burshears.

By: Hunt, W. Ben (Walter Ben), 1888-1970Contributor(s): Burshears, J. FPublication details: New York : London : Collier Books ; Collier Macmillan Publishers, 1971, ©1951. Edition: 1st Collier books edDescription: 63 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0020117000; 9780020117001Subject(s): Indian beadwork -- North America | Beadwork | Indians of North America -- Clothing | Bead embroidery | Broderie de perles indienne d'Amérique -- Amérique du Nord | Broderie de perles | beadwork (visual works) | Beadwork | Indian beadwork | Indians of North America -- Clothing | North AmericaAdditional physical formats: Online version: American Indian beadwork.DDC classification: 970.674 LOC classification: E98.C8 | H8 1971
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Short history of beadwork of the American Indian -- Using bead designs -- Looms -- Sewed beadwork -- Rosettes -- Peyote beadwork -- Illustrations of mescellaneous beadwork articles -- Apache and Ute designs for belts -- Sioux designs -- Sioux and Cheyenne geometrical designs -- Ute, Sioux, and Cheyenne designs -- Lake Indian designs -- Miscellaneous reduced designs -- Ute floral designs -- Ojibwa and Ute floral designs -- Blackfoot designs -- Sioux pipe-bag and saddlebag designs -- Shirt and arm strips: Ogallala Sioux, Apache, and Sioux -- Rosettes.

The last 14 pages of this 63-page book are color plates of designs. The 14 pages preceding those are b & w pictures of beaded items collected by and apparently made by the authors. The first few pages of the book contain excellent diagrams and b & w photos showing exactly how to make the various items. This includes making and using looms and displaying how to transfer patterns onto buckskin or fabric, how to stretch the base material and to applique the rosettes onto the base material.

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