THE AMERICAN INDIAN PARFLECHE A Tradition of Abstract Painting Written by Gaylord Torrence with photographs by Mark Tade
"The parfleche - a container of folded or sewn rawhide elaborated with painted designs on the exposed surfaces - constitutes one of the great traditions of abstract imagery created by American Indian artists. These beautiful containers are most commonly associated and probably originated with the peoples of the Great Plains, where they were integral to the nomadic way of life, providing a means to store and transport a family's food and possessions. One hundred twenty-seven of the finest examples are reproduced here. Most of the pieces are previously unpublished and virtually unknown. The book wills a gap in our knowledge of American INdian culture and history, and will be valuable to scholars in the field of American Indian studies and to those interested in the history of modern abstract art."
1998 Soft cover In like new condition
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