Masters of Contemporary Indian Jewelry

Nancy Schiffer

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The artist-makers represented here come from every region of the United States, making this book a compilation of many native traditions as well as modern styles. Exciting background ideas are expressed in the details of these works, so their study and appreciation is quite fascinating. Over 50 living jewelry masters of Native American heritage are featured in this lavish new book. Their dynamic work includes many pieces that were awarded at recent juried shows. Tufa casting, stone cutting, engraving, metalsmithing, and other technical skills that are highly refined and personalized are evident, demonstrating the work of true Masters in this evolving field. See and be inspired by new designs in bead necklaces, silver bracelets, pendants, pins, earrings, belts, and rings, as well as sculpture that ranks as wearable art. Marvel at the new pieces by top masters living today.

Size: 11" x 8 1/2" | 550 color photos | Index | 256 pp
ISBN13: 9780764332456

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Nancy Schiffer has studied Native American culture for thirty years. She has written books on jewelry, decorative arts, and collectibles, and lives in southeastern Pennsylvania.