Kent McManis and fellow trader Robert Jeffries have provided us with the definitive introduction to one of the most popular American Indian arts -- Navajo rug weaving. It covers development from the seventeenth century through innovations of the craft today--everything from the classic Chief's Blankets, to the famous Two Grey Hills designs, to the latest in pictorial rugs. Of great help to the new collector is the list of standards in judging the quality of a rug and advice for its proper care. Fully illustrated with stunning examples of over fifty rug types.
Date Published 5/1/1997
Rated By: A reader
Comments: Good book for a short pictorial overview of Navajo rugs Although this book is short on written content, it makes up for its brevity with a great selection of colourful pictures from many Navajo styles. This book focuses on a historic review of styles rather than a "how-to" for new weavers. It's short and it's inexpensive, so don't expect a thorough overview.