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American Indian Jewelry and Fetish Books
This straightforward work introduces the major creators of American Indian jewelry working today. Arranged by artist, the book includes a biography of each of the 65 profiled jewelry makers accompanied by a photograph of the artist and his or her tribal affiliation. Art dealer Bahti (Collecting Southwestern Native American Jewelry) provides beautifully reproduced photographs of each artist's pieces. The illustrated jewelry is striking and demonstrates the distinctive artistic iconography and heritage of each tribe; viewing how similar motifs are handled by different artists is fascinating. Bahti also includes a useful glossary of terms and a list of Indian markets and fairs with locations, organized by month. This is a helpful book for dealers and collectors, providing insight into an important aspect of modern jewelry design in the United States. School Libra ray Journal Review excerpts.
Silver and Stone
About the Author
Mark Bahti, a Southwestern scholar, writer, and art dealer, brings over 30 years of experience and insight to this book. He lives in Tucson, Arizona, and Santa Fe, New Mexico, and owns Bahti Indian Arts galleries in both locations.