Navajo and Hopi Weaving Techniques teaches weaving techniques in exactly the same way that the craftsmen of the Navajo and Hopi tribes have been taught for generations. Every small detail is explained in print for the first time - including how to gather and card fibers and how to build your own Hopi and Navajo-style looms. The finished pieces are entirely authentic - not adapted or "simplified."
Within these pages are two "books," one on Navajo rugs and another on Hopi belts and sashes. Each part has its own table of contents, a complete list of sources, and an index.
Over 150 black and white photographs show you an Indian working on a traditional motif from the weaver's point-of-view. You see exactly what would appear before your eyes if you were seated at the loom. There are also 10 line drawings and 20 full-color photographs of dramatic patterns.
Every aspect of weaving is covered: how to make your own tools, dyeing and preparing yarns the Indian way, the different weaves and weaving methods, how to set up your loom, what you need to know before you begin to weave, how to analyze your finished piece, and what to do if problems arise. Throughout, the author's instructions are so clear that even the novice can learn how to make the woven rugs, sashes, and belts that are the pride of the native craftsmen.
- Published in 1974
- Used, in Acceptable Condition (cover has some warping, inside front cover and first few pages show some water damage but all other inside pages are undamaged and free of any markings).