Friday, March 16, 2012

Indian Jewelry Making by Oscar T. Branson

If you have ever had a hankering for a behind the scenes look at Indian jewelry making, this is the book to buy.  A short thirty minutes overview of this incredible work is worth a dozen show and tell visits to Native American workshops.   It is basically a learn by picture experience and the photography is outstanding.   The book was first published in 1977 and reprinted several times but is no longer in print. However, it is readily available on the used market.  If I had to pick only one book on Native American jewelry for my library, I would choose this classic for sure.