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Swept under the rug : a hidden history of Navajo weaving

Author: Kathy M'Closkey; University of Arizona. Southwest Center.
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The author unravels the complex relationships between artists, dealers, collectors, and museum curators that have influenced the art and business of Navajo weaving since the 1960s.
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Genre/Form: Archives
Interviews
Sources
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
M'Closkey, Kathy, 1943-
Swept under the rug.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)605562227
Named Person: Lorenzo Hubbell
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathy M'Closkey; University of Arizona. Southwest Center.
ISBN: 0826328318 9780826328311 9780826328328 0826328326
OCLC Number: 50042571
Notes: "Published in cooperation with the University of Arizona Southwest Center."
"A University of Arizona Southwest Center book"--Title page verso.
Description: xiii, 322 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Trade, commerce, and diversification --
Discourses on traders, weavers, and trade blankets --
Blankets by weight: the hidden narrative --
Blankets by design: assessing traders' influence --
From flea market to Fifth Avenue: tracking the investment market --
Toward an understanding of Navajo aesthetics --
Reconceptualizing Navajo weaving: from commodity to cosmological performance.
Responsibility: Kathy M'Closkey.
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Debunks the romanticist stereotyping of Navajo weavers and Reservation traders and situates weavers within the economic history of the southwest.  Read more...

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"[Swept Under the Rug] exposes economic practices that have exploited Navajo weavers and the Navajo community for over a century.... Eight well-written and readable chapters treat interconnected Read more...

 
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