Cornhusk Bags of the Plateau Indians (Paperback)

Author: Cheney, Cowles

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'Cornhusk bag' is the popular name for a distinctive type of handwoven bag made by the Indian women of the Columbia and Snake River Plateau. Once a thriving craft, the weaving of cornhusk bags had almost disappeared by the middle of the twentieth century, and it has been only within the last few years that the tradition was revived by the Indians in an effort to preserve an awareness of their cultural heritage. Drawn from the resources of the Eastern Washington State Historical Society, this collection of 170 bags is a representative display of the variety of designs that characterize this native craft tradition.

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Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Mfg Part# 9780226689876
SKU 208656823
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0226689875
Release Date 8/13/2012
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