JACKNIS, I: Carving Traditions of Northwest California (Classics in California Anthropology)

Jacknis, Ira. Carving Traditions of Northwest California (Classics in California Anthropology). Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 1995. ISBN: 0936127058. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#30021) $12.00

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Illustrated throughout. Includes Includes a facsimile reprint of a 1930 essay by archaeologist Isabel Kelly, “The Carver’s Art of the Indians of Northwestern California.”

Also, a comprehensive study based on information from the makers and users of these objects, combining a summary of the scholarly literature, archival field notes, museum collections, and observations and interviews with contemporary artists.

Topics include the museum’s collection; the role of the carver; materials, tools, and techniques; the Klamath River carving (1730-1970); and more.