Pacific Northwest Coast Native Art in MARQUETRY
Along the Pacific Northwest Coast, from Alaska through British Columbia to Washington, there are several related, yet diverse, aboriginal cultures (First Nations). Prior to contact with Europeans, these peoples had developed complex social systems, wide trade routes, economic prosperity, and one of the most complex art forms in the world. Karin Clark, publisher, writer, educator and artist.
This book is intended for people interested in learning about marquetry, or those who already have some skills in marquetry and want to learn about the Northwest Coast Native Indian art form. Others who know this art form may be interested in re-creating their designs using wood veneers. Readers will learn about the skills and techniques of marquetry using the “window method” and cutting wood veneers with a knife. This book demonstrates how marquetry (whether using the saw or knife for cutting veneers) can be adaptable to any subject in addition to Northwest Coast Native art.
Cutting exercises are included, as well as step-by-step instructions to complete the Blue Hummingbird picture in the Nuu-chah-nulth nation’s style. Also included are four other Northwest Coast Native art designs by Jim Gilbert and directions about how to reproduce them in marquetry.
The book can be purchased by contacting
P.O. Box 325
5581 Horne Street
Union Bay. B.C. V0R 3B0
Paul R. Dean
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