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Made in the Southwest Paperback – 27 Feb 2006
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The Southwest of the US is home to a diverse and awe-inspiring tradition of Native American and Hispanic arts and crafts. Laura Morelli shows shoppers how to find authentic pieces at good prices, explaining the history of each craft and providing listings of the most wonderful places to shop for the items. The Southwest, a region in which the importance of craft traditions persists to this day, is home to some of the most beautiful and enduring artistry in America. In "Made in the Southwest", renowned art historian Laura Morelli presents a buyer's guide to the best that the region has to offer. In the first part of the book, Morelli throws light on the different traditions of the region - Native American, Hispanic, and Western - and looks at the range of styles and influences that emerge from each. Everything is considered, from shoes and clothing to leatherwork, metalwork, textiles and bone carvings. The second part of the book consists of state-by-state listings of towns worth looking for in the region. Each state, from Texas to Colorado, is introduced with a brief explanation of the influences and history of craft production there.With advice on how, what and where best to buy, hints on recognizing quality and authenticity in every piece, and a calendar of craft festivals throughout the region, Made in the Southwest is the definitive guide to the arts and crafts of America's most colourful states.
About the Author
Laura Morelli is a writer and cultural historian with a passion for artisan traditions around the world. She is the author of Made in Italy.
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