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American Indian Basketry Ultimate Reference Work: Report of the U.S. National Museum (108497)

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American Indian Basketry Ultimate Reference Work: Report of the U.S. National Museum  (108497)
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Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution showing the operations, expenditures and condition of the institution for the year ending June 30, 1902. Report of the U.S. National Museum for the year ending June 30, 1902. Washington; Government Printing Office 1904. 57th Congress, House of Representatives, Second Session, Document No. 484. Includes an extensive report on Aboriginal American Basketry; Studies in Textile Art without Machinery by Otis Tufton Mason with hundreds of illustrations of traditional American Indian Basketry, the wide selection of natural plant materials used, weaving syles, tribal symbolism, colors and pictures employed in different regions and Nations of Indians, and much more. One of the most valuable, comprehensive reference works ever published for in depth understanding of the American Indian basket weaving techniques, styles, uses, history, artistry, functionality, composition, heritage, and representation of the culture of the many different basket weavers. Over 250 plate images are included on glossy pages. Also part of this report are papers describing and illustrating collections in the U.S. National Museum, a report of the Assitant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution with Appendices, a summary of the Operations of the Year, reports from head curators, as well as a list of curators and Museum professionals. All reports and a comprehensive list of illustrations from the Aboriginal American Basketry Studies appear in the Contents. A more specific and very extensive index of the contents appears at the end of the bound volume. 784 pages. Excellent Condition.

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Date: 1902