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Southwestern Indian Bracelets: The Essential Cuff

Paula A. Baxter, Photography by Barry Katzen

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This design history of Southwestern Indian bracelets examines their start in 1868 up through 1970, and the post-1980 legacy that honors those first 100 years. More than 360 color photos illustrate the history. The book begins by examining sources for designs and how styles came into being, followed by a look at historic, vintage, curio, and post-1980 bracelets that reflect the new Native Style. Learn how Native Americans have always made essential contributions to design by tracking ongoing craft innovation and social change, and how popular culture impacts the individual artists who create this jewelry form. Whether featured on eBay, sold on QVC's home shopping channel, or seen in the pages of O, The Oprah Magazine, old and new Southwestern Indian cuff bracelets are an integral part of today's finest jewelry-making.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 366 color images | 176 pp
ISBN13: 9780764348686

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Paula A. Baxter is a professor of humanities at Berkeley College in Westchester County, New York. Previously an art librarian and curator at a major New York City cultural institution for twenty-two years, Baxter is a practicing design historian. She is the author of The Encyclopedia of Native American Jewelry (Oryx, 2000), Southwest Silver Jewelry (Schiffer Publishing, 2001), and Southwest Indian Rings (Schiffer Publishing, 2011), along with numerous magazine articles on American Indian arts and design.Her husband Barry Katzen is an online marketing manager for a global publisher. He is also a published photographer: he shot most of the images in Southwest Silver Jewelry and all 364 photos in Southwest Indian Rings.