We are thrilled to announce the publication of Antique Native American Basketry of Western North America, A Guide to Identification by John Kania and Alan Blaugrund.
Just released, this book is a comprehensive analysis of Native American Western basketry, complemented by 150 color photographs, 21 maps, and diagnostic tools.
We have been waiting with great anticipation for the publication of this very important book. Native American literature has been lacking diagnostic methodology of Western American Indian basketry. Antique Native American Basketry of North America fills a much needed gap.
Illustrated profusely with images of baskets from Blaugrund's collection, this book also offers a detailed view of some of the finest basketry that was collected during the late 19th century and the early 20th century, a golden period of Western American Indian basketry.
For those of you who would like an introduction to this topic and to the book, go to "How Railroad Tourism Created the Craze for Traditional Native American Baskets", which details the book and its contents. I urge those who want a short summary of this subject to go to this link:
Please contact us if you would like a copy of Antique Native American Basketry of Western North America. The price is $125. plus shipping.