Beads and Beadwork of The American Indians
By William C. Orchard. Softcover. 129 pgs.
This classic 1929 reference book served as the foundation for almost every text on Indian arts and crafts ever written. Now reprinted, it remains a must-have book for beadworkers. This book offers an in-depth study of bead technology. It also considers, in greater detail than others, the history of beads in North America.
Beads and Beadwork of The American Indians describes the use and distribution of beads from prehistoric to relatively modern times. It also discusses beadwork done by various Native American groups.
Illustrated with 16 color plates, 26 black and white photos and 136 figures.
Read the Denver Art Museum leaflet on the Main Types of Sewn Beadwork HERE!