Indian Baskets of Central California

Indian Baskets of Central California

Art, Culture, and History : Native American Basketry From San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay North to Mendocino and East to the Sierras

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Univ of Washington Pr

This unique book provides a complete study of the exquisite Native American basketry from the San Francisco Bay Area and the Monterey Bay region north to Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino and eastward across the Sacramento Valley to the crest of the Sierras. Baskets of the Pomo, Ohlone (Costanoan), Coast Miwok, Esselen, Huchnom, Lake Miwok, Maidu, Wappo, and Yuki people are lavishly illustrated and knowledgably and sensitively described.

Color photographs and drawings illustrate the rare, fine California Indian baskets from museum and private collections in the United States and Europe. The vast majority of these baskets are illustrated for the first time.

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Illustrated with some 200 color photographs, this book by basketry researchers Shanks and Shanks appears to be aimed at those who wish to be able to recognize, appreciate, and distinguish between baskets of the Pomo, Ohlone, Coast Miwok, Esselen, Huchnom, Lake Miwok, Maidu, Nomlaki, Patwin, Plains Miwok, Sierra Miwok, Wappo, and Yuki people of California. The text details the basic technical, aesthetic, and material aspects of design found in this category of Native American basketry of the Central California region. Published by Costaño Books in association with Miwok Archaeological Preserve of Marin, and distributed in the US by the U. of Washington Press. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Novato, Calif. : Costaño Books in association with the Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin (MAPOM), c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780930268183
Characteristics: 176 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. map ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Shanks, Lisa Woo


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