Product information "'Homemade totem poles and masks'"
published April 2005 192 pages approx. 190 illustrations, paperback Format height: 28 cm Format width: 21 cm
The Indians of the Pacific Northwest coast of North America created one of the most fascinating pictorial languages known. With “Make your own totem poles and masks”, Alan and Gill Bridgewater take the reader into the diverse and mystical world of this ancient culture and show impressive examples of their remarkable carving art, which are also easily applicable to the layperson. An introductory chapter provides a small introduction to given the culture of the Indian peoples from this region. This is followed by a section describing the tools, materials and basic working techniques. This is followed by the detailed step-by-step descriptions of the workpieces. These include amulets and lucky charms, bowls and steam-bent boxes, but also clan coats of arms and rattles of the shamans. The book concludes with a series of additional motifs and patterns.
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