Southwestern Indian Rings

Southwestern Indian Rings

Book - 2011
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With a fascinating variety of American Indian rings from the southwestern United States shown in more than 350 color photos, this book provides a design history of these rings, beginning with pre-contact artifacts and continuing through to contemporary artistic innovations. The text surveys key developments in Native American ring design; materials and methods of construction; definitions for historical and vintage rings; master innovators; and the transition from craft to wearable art since 1980. Shortly after the Civil War, Native American artisans began making silver rings set with turquoise, coral, jet, mother-of-pearl, and colored shell, adding lapis, malachite, onyx, and petrified wood over the decades. More recently, artisans began utilizing gold and such non-traditional settings as opals and diamonds, among others. Works by Navajo (also known as Din#65533;) and Pueblo artists are featured, although Apache, Northern Cheyenne, and Sonoran Desert Native jewelers are also included. A guide to valuation issues and resources is offered for collectors.
Publisher: Atglen, Pa. : Schiffer Pub., c2011
ISBN: 9780764338755
0764338757
Branch Call Number: 739.27089 Baxter 2011
Characteristics: 160 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Katzen, Barry

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