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Mexican Indian Folk Designs - (Dover Pictorial Archives) by Irmgard Weitlaner-Johnson (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 96

Genre: Crafts + Hobbies

Sub-Genre: General

Series Title: Dover Pictorial Archives

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Dover Publications

Age Range: Adult

Author: Irmgard Weitlaner-Johnson

Language: English

Street Date: November 24, 2011
TCIN: 77717376
UPC: 9780486275246
Item Number (DPCI): 247-59-8811
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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Incorporating abstract and geometric forms as well as highly stylized images of flowers, plants, animals, birds, and humans, these exacting illustrations represent more than 20 major Mexican Indian cultures.



Book Synopsis



Incorporating abstract and geometric forms as well as highly stylized images of flowers, plants, animals, birds, and humans, these exacting illustrations represent more than 20 major Mexican Indian cultures, among them the Huichol, Otomi, Tepehua, Huasteco, Nahuatl, Mazatec, Tarahumara, Tepecano, Mestizo, Zapotec, Mixteco, Mazatec and Cuicatec.



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This fascinating book is the product of intensive scholarly research, its exacting illustrations based on choice examples of Mexican Indian textiles in many different museums and private collections. Incorporating abstract and geometric forms as well as highly stylized images of flowers, plants, animals, birds, and humans, the patterns represent more than 20 major Mexican Indian cultures.
Among the designs are a two-faced feathered serpent from the Huichol culture, an allover pattern dominated by horizontal zigzags woven by the Otomí, and a flower and leaf design from the Tepehua. The Huasteco people are represented by a bold motif featuring prancing animals with bushy tails; a Nahuatl design depicts a lion with a flower in his mouth; while an elegant curvilinear Mazatec motif features flowers, vines, and birds. Other peoples whose art is represented include the Tarahumara, Tepecano, Mestizo, Zapotec, Mixteco, and Cuicatec. In the bold, startling designs originated by these cultures are primal links to the imagery of other cultures and traditions, centuries old and worldwide.
Artists, designers, and craftspeople will value this modestly priced collection as a source of striking and unusual royalty-free designs for inspiration and practical use; anyone interested in Mexican Indian culture will find it an important reference as well.

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