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Mungo Martin; Man of Two Cultures, B.C. Indian Arts Society
1 B.C. Indian Arts Society Mungo Martin; Man of Two Cultures
Sidney, BC Gray's Publishing 1982 0888260954 / 9780888260956 1st Softcover Very Good+ 
Only light wear to card covers, gift notation on front fly leaf ; A bright, solid book ; B&W Photographs; Oblong 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 45 pages; Mungo Martin 1879-1962 was born in Fort Rupert on the north end of Vancouver Island. "As a boy Martin had been apprenticed as a carver to a paternal uncle, but it was Martin's stepfather Charlie James, a famous Northwestern artist, who was his principle influence in honing a natural talent. Martin went on to become one of the first traditional artists to deal with many types of Northwest Coast sculptural and painting styles. He carved his first commissioned totem pole in Alert Bay c1900, and titled it "Raven of the Sea."Martin was responsible for the restoration and repair of many carvings and sculptures, totem poles, masks, and various other ceremonial objects. Martin also gained fame for holding the first public potlatch since the governmental potlatch ban of 1885. For this, he was awarded with a medal by the Canadian Council." He paved the way for a renewed pride in Northwest Coast traditions and art. 
Price: 36.95 CDN
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The Elders Are Watching, Bouchard, Dave & Roy Henry Vickers
2 Bouchard, Dave & Roy Henry Vickers The Elders Are Watching
Tofino, BC Eagle Dancer Enterprises Ltd. 1990 0969348533 / 9780969348535 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Roy Henry Vickers 
Card covers creased along spine ; A bright, solid book.; Color Illustrations; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 57 pages; Beautiful colour prints of the paintings of Roy Henry Vickers accompany the short text verses by Dave Bouchard. "Vickers' images of the Northwest are infused with Native Amercian imagery. His portraits empower the story's simple but dire warning: Pay close attention to the environment, our heritage and culture, because this is the only way we can learn how to reverse the tide of destruction." 
Price: 15.00 CDN
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3 Cammann, Nora Needlepoint designs from American Indian art
New York Scribner 1973 0684132982 / 9780684132983 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Some wear to extremities, no dust jacket. ; A bright, solid book ; 0.5 x 10.8 x 8.4 Inches; 84 pages 
Price: 10.00 CDN
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Dorset 77    (Inuktitut and English Edition), Ryan, T
4 Ryan, T Dorset 77 (Inuktitut and English Edition)
Toronto M.F. Feheley Publishers 1977 0919880118 / 9780919880115 Softcover Very Good+ 
Light shelfwear to white card covers.; A bright, solid book.; Cape Dorset Annual Graphics Collection; B&W and Colour Illustrations; 9.60 X 8.10 X 0.40 inches; 80 pages 
Price: 25.00 CDN
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Hopi Basket Weaving  Artistry in Natural Fibers, Teiwes, Helga
5 Teiwes, Helga Hopi Basket Weaving Artistry in Natural Fibers
Tuscon, AZ University of Arizona Press 1996 0816516154 / 9780816516155 1st Thus Softcover Very Good 
A bright, solid book.; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 200 pages; A people known for protecting their privacy, the Hopi also have a long and less known tradition of weaving baskets and plaques. Generations of Hopi weavers have passed down knowledge of techniques and materials from the plant world around them, from mother to daughter, granddaughter, or niece. This book is filled with photographs and detailed descriptions of their beautiful baskets--the one art, above all others, that creates the strongest social bonds in Hopi life. In these pages, weavers open their lives to the outside world as a means of sharing an art form especially demanding of time and talent. The reader learns how plant materials are gathered in canyons and creek bottoms, close to home and far away. The long, painstaking process of preparation and dying is followed step by step. Then, using techniques of coiled, plaited, or wicker basketry, the weaving begins. Underlying the stories of baskets and their weavers is a rare glimpse of what is called "the Hopi Way," a life philosophy that has strengthened and sustained the Hopi people through centuries of change. Many other glimpses of the Hopi world are also shared by author and photographer Helga Teiwes, who was warmly invited into the homes of her collaborators. Their permission and the permission of the Cultural Preservation Office of the Hopi Tribe gave her access to people and information seldom available to outsiders. Teiwes was also granted access to some of the ceremonial observances where baskets are preeminent. Woven in brilliant reds, greens, and yellows as well as black and white, Hopi weavings, then, not only are an arresting art form but also are highly symbolic of what is most important in Hopi life. In the women's basket dance, for example, woven plaques commemorate and honor the Earth and the perpetuation of life. Other plaques play a role in the complicated web of Hopi social obligation and reciprocity. Living in a landscape of almost surreal form and color, Hopi weavers are carrying on one of the oldest arts traditions in the world. Their stories in Hopi Basket Weaving will appeal to collectors, artists and craftspeople, and anyone with an interest in Native American studies, especially Native American arts. For the traveler or general reader, the book is an invitation to enter a little-known world and to learn more about an art form steeped in meaning and stunning in its beauty. 
Price: 18.50 CDN
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Spirit Transformed  A Journey from Tree to Totem, Vickers, Roy Henry & Brian Payton & Bob Herger (photographer)
6 Vickers, Roy Henry & Brian Payton & Bob Herger (photographer) Spirit Transformed A Journey from Tree to Totem
Vancouver BC Raincoast Books 1996 1551920158 / 9781551920153 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Only slight wear ; One copy is signed on title page and the other is inscribed and dated by Vickers. A bright, solid book Bright, solid books, dustjackets in Mylar, unclipped.; Colour photographs; 11.80 X 8 X 0.60 inches; 96 pages; The renowned West Coast native artist follows, with Brian Payton, the process that is followed in the creation of the totem pole he created for the Commonwealth Games of 1994. Liberally illustrated with colour photos. 
Price: 21.50 CDN
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