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NavajoWeavings with Ceremonial Themes:
A Historical Overview of a Secular Art Form
• The first comprehensive, research-based history of Navajo weavings with ceremonial themes: Yei, Yeibichai, and
sandpainting textiles
• Covers the genre from 1900 to today, featuring 500 photos, many of weavings never before published
• These rare weavings have been the most sought after by collectors—and the least studied by scholars
This is the first comprehensive, research-basedhistory ofNavajoweavingswith imagery inspiredby tribal sacredpractices.
These Yei, Yeibichai, and sandpainting textiles have been the most sought after by collectors and the least studied by
scholars. In spite of their iconography, they never served a ceremonial function. They were created by Navajo women at
the instigation of Anglo traders, for sale to wealthy collectors willing to pay premium prices for their perceived spiritual
symbolism.Thisbookdescribesthehistoricalandartisticdevelopmentofthegenrefromitscontroversialemergencearound
1900, to the 1920-1940periodof intense creativity, and concludingwith the contemporary search for innovative patterns.
Never-before-published weavings, detailed annotations, and an extensive bibliographymake this an invaluable reference
for scholars and collectors, and a fascinating exploration for all who are interested in the Southwest and its native cultures.
Over the past forty years,
Rebecca Valette
and
Jean-Paul Valette
have done extensive research on Navajo
weavings with ceremonial imagery, have curated exhibits, and have published studies on their historical development.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 536 color & b/w maps and images • 448 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5374-1 • hard cover • $75.00
AVAILABLE IN August
Rebecca M. Valette & Jean-Paul Valette
Sling Braiding Traditions and Techniques:
From Peru, Bolivia, and Around the World
• The fascinating story of this prehistoric weapon and herding tool, plus detailed instructions for making one
• Includes a 32-slot braiding card, ready for creating Andean-style braided slings
• Great new ideas to help textile artists, including makers of kumihimo braids, jewelry, and tassels
This comprehensive, full-color guide features dozens of images of slings from various cultures, both ancient and
contemporary. Slings had great significance in many cultures, particularly in the Andes, and were often used as both
prehistoric weapons and herding tools.The book shows novice and experienced braiders how tomake 50 designs, from
8 to 32 strands, on a braiding card or with a braiding stand and bobbins. Learn step by step how to make an authentic
Andean-style sling with braided cords and a tapestry-woven cradle. A range of techniques useful for beginning, ending,
and embellishing slings are included, and can enhance a wide variety of other items, like jewelry, garments, and
accessories. This book is a key resource for historians, anthropologists, textile artists, weapons experts, and others to
learn the practical skills for understanding sling braids’ structure. Includes braiding card and plans to make core stand.
Rodrick Owen’s
passion for studying the mysteries of Andean braids has influenced his creative work and writing.
He is the author of two other books on Andean and Japanese braiding and the coauthor, with textile artist and art
educator
Terry Newhouse Flynn
, of
Andean Sling Braids: New Techniques for Textile Artists
.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 457 color photos, charts/drawings, and weaving diagrams • 176 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5430-4 • hard cover • $39.99
AVAILABLE IN November
Rodrick Owen & Terry Newhouse Flynn
Fly Me to the Moon:
An Art Quilt Journey
• Celebrates Apollo missions, astronauts, and all things lunar through “out of this world” art quilts
• A collection of 179 mixed media fiber art pieces created by artists from 8 countries
• Find out what an astronaut had to say about having quilts in space!
When the Apollo astronauts went to the moon, the whole world watched. When the Fly Me to the Moon art quilt
challenge went out, it went global. This book showcases the curated results of that call for entries: 179 art quilts by
over 130 artists from 8 countries, expressing their interpretation of the space program and all things lunar. Walk down
memory lane or discover the story of the missions for the first, but most importantly, enjoy a trip to the moon and
beyond without the time and rigors of space training. As you travel into space, meet the astronauts, hum the tunes,
and listen to the artists tell you about their pieces. Find endless inspiration and discover what the moon is really made
of: cotton, thread, crystals, paint, ink, tulle, and crocheted lace.
Susanne Miller Jones
began quilting after retiring from teaching. She has a second multi-faceted career as fiber
artist, curator, and author. Susanne and her husband, Todd, live in Potomac Falls, Virginia, near their two children,
and enjoy traveling.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 195 color and b/w images • 208 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5400-7 • hard cover • $34.99
AVAILABLE IN September
Susanne Miller Jones
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