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Basketry of the

San Carlos Apache

Helen H. Roberts - 1929

 Gustav's Library Vintage Reprint

Roberts discusses the amazing basketry skills of the San Carlos Apache.

This 6-1/2" x 9-1/2", soft cover book contains 100 pages including 27 figures which include full page plates of basket design elements.  $12.95    

 

CONTENTS

PREFACE
INTRODUCTION
HABITAT
GATHERING AND PREPARATION OF MATERIALS
     Tools
     Materials
METHODS OF WEAVING AND TYPICAL FORMS
     Twined Work
     Burden Baskets
     Ollas or Water Jars
     Close Coiled Work
     Caulking
     Mending
FORMS AND PROPORTIONS
     Uses of Forms
ORNAMENTATION
     The Design in Relation to the Field
     Twined Work
     Coiled Work
     General Character of Designs
     Subdivision and Adaptation of Elements
     Summary of Characterization of Style
SPECIFIC DESIGNS AND ELEMENTS
     Interpretations
     Variations
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF SAN CARLOS WORK
THE INDIVIDUAL CRAFTSWOMAN IN BASKETRY
SUGGESTED RECONSTRUCTION OF THE HISTORY OF THE ART
SAN CARLOS ART COMPARED TO THAT OF OTHER SOUTHWESTERN GROUPS

ILLUSTRATIONS

1. Map of the Southwestern Area
2. Basketry Materials of the White Mountain Apache
3. Details of a San Carlos Double-Coiled Basket
4. San Carlos Double-Coiled Tray
5. San Carlos Twined Weave Burden Baskets
6. San Carlos Twined Weave Burden Baskets
7. Pins for Securing the Handles on Burden Baskets
8. San Carlos Pitched Water Jars
9. San Carlos Bowls, Coiled Ware
10. Modern San Carlos Bowls of Coiled Ware
11. San Carlos Bowls of Coiled Ware of the Middle Period
12. San Carlos Coiled Ware Bowls, Ancient and Modern, showing Variations of the Lightning Design
13. San Carlos Double-Coiled Olla or Water Jar
14. Old San Carlos Coiled Ware Bowls, used for Cooking and Serving Food
15. Coiled Ollas from Fort Apache Reservation
16. Modern Unpitched San Carlos Coiled Ollas
17. Modern Unpitched San Carlos and Tonto Apache Coiled Ollas
18. Outlines of Forms of Old and New San Carlos Bowls
19. Modern San Carlos Coiled Ware Bowls
20. Chemehuevi Coiled Ware Bowls
21. Chemehuevi Coiled Ware Unpitched Ollas
22. Ancient and Modern San Carlos Coiled Ware Bowls, showing Variants of the Sun Design
23. Variants of Superimposed Triangle Designs
24. Designs on San Carlos Twined Ware Burden Baskets
25. Design Elements taken from San Carlos Coiled Ware Ollas
26. Design Elements taken from San Carlos Coiled Ware Bowls
27. Variants of the Sun Design taken from San Carlos Coiled Ware Bowls

Sample  Plates - click on image to enlarge