Item description for 19th Century Plains Indian Dresses by Susan Jennys...
Covering the Northern, Central and Southern Plains, as well as the Plateau, this comprehensive craft guide shows how to recreate both the cloth and hide dresses of the 19th century, as well as the accessories worn with them. Using original texts and other period source material, the author discusses the historical background and tribal styles in vogue from the time of Lewis and Clark to the beginning of the reservation period. Lavisly illustrated with drawings by Alex Koslov and many full color photos of some of the most exquisite original examples from world collections, this beautiful volume contains a wealth of information that no Indian craftworker or living history buff will want to be without.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.83" Width: 8.46" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.88 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2005
Publisher Crazy Crow
ISBN 1929572018 ISBN13 9781929572014
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The Best Reference book for me, ever! Apr 24, 2008
19th Century Plains Indian Dresses
I make Native American dolls and their traditional clothing. This book is going to prove invaluable to me as reference for authenticity and style which I am trying to achieve in my dolls. Susan Jennys has provided excellent history and style information to allow me to make clothes that are properly made to represent specific tribal styles. The instuctions are detailed and easy to follow and I find it very easy to look at the patterns and adjust them to the size I need for my dolls. I am also a writer for a Native American web site and this book will be a great resource and reference for me in relation to the issues I cover in my articles, newsletters and forum.
Great Resource! Feb 23, 2008
I needed info on beading on leather. This was a great resource. Nice pictures and instructions.
19th Century Plains Indian Dresses Feb 13, 2008
This is an amazing book! It is a must have for anyone who wants to create authentic Native American dresses. The attention to detail is amazing! The book describes the four basic styles of dresses and how to construct each one. Beads, elk teeth, cowrie shells, trade cloth dresses, and many other design features are discussed. It also describes the beliefs and thought processes that went and goes into making these dresses. I will never put this book down and have used it for every project I have made since I bought it!
A Superb guide to making Native American Dresses. Oct 1, 2007
At last, a book with detailed information as to how to create authentic dresses of various tribes. The book also provides details on the correct moccasin style for each dress discussed. Great attention is given to the decorative elements of each dress. The book even discusses the various types of hides available, indicating which tanning method provides the most authentic appearance.