Identity by Design

Identity by Design

Tradition, Change, and Celebration in Native Women's Dresses

Book - 2007 | 1st ed
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This book presents an array of complete women's and girls' outfits dating from the 1830s to the present, including dresses, shawls, shoes, belts, bags, fans, and hair accessories. Also included is historical and contemporary background information on Native life and Native women and their dress. To accompany a major exhibit of the same name at the NMAI in March 2007.
Publisher: New York : Collins in association with the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, ©2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061153693
Call Number: 704.0397 I19 2007
Characteristics: 160 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm


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This is a gorgeous book filled with rich photographs of some of the best dresses and accessories of traditional Native women’s clothing. This book includes examples of historic clothing and contemporary trends across Native America. Filled with interesting essays and information that make it a va... Read More »

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