Navaho Weaving

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Author: Amsden, Charles Avery (1899-1941)

Year: 1949

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

Place: Albuquerque


xx+263pp illustrated with several plates from numerous photographs and weaving patterns; plus two color lithographs of Navajo weaving patterns (1 folding), one laid in, map end papers. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6 1/2") Color pictorial cloth in Navajo weaving pattern design. The two included color lithographs are folding one of a navajo weaving pattern (23 3/4" x 17") and one of a Navajo Chief Blanket from 1900 (11" x 9 34/" including margins) signed in pencil by the artist, M Menotti, this being copy 17 of 30 hand numbered copies. Foreword by Frederick Webb Hodge. Revised edition.First published in 1934 by the Fine Arts Press of Santa Ana, this is the book on Navajo textiles, scholarly, readable, significant, and beautiful. This posthumous second edition is slightly revised in the light of subsequent findings, and contains a foreword by the director of the Southwest Museum, where Amsden was employed at the time of his premature death.


Joints and extremities lightly rubbed, slight soiling; previous owner’s signature on front paste down. Better than very good issued without dust jacket.

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