Prairie Patterns: Folk Arts in North Dakota
By Christopher Martin

  • This 126-page book contains biographical sketches of 32 North Dakota folk artists with color and black and white photographs of their work. These art forms are broken down into four categories: Celebration, Social Gathering, and Belief; Occupational Skills and Western Crafts; Sport, Hobby, and Play; and Ethnic and Tribal Decoration. In the first category, readers will find traditions including quilting and American Indian pipes; in the next, gun engraving and wheelwrighting. Sport, Hobby, and Play includes dogsled and snowshoe making as well as Scandinavian figure carving. Finally, Ethiopian coiled baskets and Ojibway birchbark baskets and beadwork are two features in Decoration.
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