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Turquoise, Water, Sky Meaning and Beauty in Southwest Native Arts

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ISBN-10: 0890136041

ISBN-13: 9780890136041

Edition: 2015

Authors: Maxine E. McBrinn, Altshuler Ross E., Ross E. Altshuler

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This book provides an overview of the uses of turquoise in native arts of the Southwest, beginning with the earliest people who mined and processed the stone for use in jewelry, on decorative objects, and as a powerful element in ceremony. In the past, as now, turquoise was valued for its color and beauty but also for its symbolic nature: sky, water, health, protection, abundance. The book traces historical and contemporary jewelry made by Navajo, Zuni, Hopi, and Santo Domingo artisans, and the continuously inventive ways the stone has been worked.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 4/15/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 172
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English