Ojibwa Crafts
by Carrie Lyford
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The Ojibwa (Chippewa) people of Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota were visited and studied by Ms. Lyford. Their cultural artifacts are recorded in this book. Quill work, bead work, ribbon work, tanning, native dyes, maple sugar, wild rice harvesting, birch bark work, basket making, woven band and bags are documents. Soft bound, 216 pages, 145 illustrations, with full color cover.

The Table of Contents includes the following:
  • Illustrations
  • The Ojibwa in History
  • Ojibwa Reservations
  • Ojibwa Lodges
  • Recreation
  • Religion
  • Diet of the Ojibwa
  • Activities of Men and Women
  • Preparation of Maple Sugar
  • Wild Rice and its Preparation
  • Handicrafts
  • Wood and Bark in Craft Work
    • Bows and Arrows
    • Wooden Brooms
    • Cradle Boards
    • Dolls
    • Drums
    • Grave Markers
    • Pipes
    • Snow Shoes
  • Preparation of Cord and Twine
    • Nettle Fiber and Its Uses
    • Basswood Fiber Cord
  • Birch Bark Work
    • Mide Rolls
    • Birch Bark Mats
    • Birch Bark Canoes
    • Birch Bark Containers
    • Decorations Used on Birch Bark
  • Basket Making
    • Willow Baskets
    • Cedar Root Baskets
    • Basswood Baskets
    • Black Ash Baskets
    • Sweet Grass Baskets
  • Woven Yarn Bands and Sashes
    • Braiding Defined
    • Netting or Looping Defined
    • The Netted or Looped Sash
    • Weaving Defined
    • Old Indian Weave
    • Types of Articles Woven
    • Method of Weaving a Sash (8 Steps)
    • Methods of Making Fringe
  • Woven Bags
    • Nettle Fiber Bags (with buffalo or moose hair and wool)
    • Bags of Basswood Bark Fiber
    • Yarn Bags
    • Designs Used on Woven Bags
    • Cedar Bark Bags, Plaited
    • Tamarack Bags
  • Woven Mats
    • Rush Mats
    • Cattail Mats
    • Cedar Bark Mats
    • Rag Rugs
  • Preparation and Use of Hides
    • Tanning
      • Fleshing
      • Dehairing
      • Braining
      • Stripping
      • Scraping
      • Stretching
      • Working and Softening
      • Smoking
    • Rabbit Skin Blankets
    • Bags Skin
      • Mide Bags
      • Pipe Bags
    • Moccasins
  • Costume Decorations and Accessories
    • Woman's Costume
    • Man's Costume
    • Decorations and Accessories
  • Quill Work
    • Quill Work on Birch Bark
    • Quill Embroidery
  • Bead Work
    • Bead Weaving
    • Bead Embroidery
    • Beaded Border Patterns
    • Beaded Edging
    • Beaded Bands and Sashes
    • Shoulder Pouches or Bandoliers
  • Ribbon Work or Applique
  • Designs
    • Designs on Woven Mats, Bags and Sashes
    • Designs on Quill Work
    • Designs on Birch Bark
    • Designs on Bead Work
    • Geometric Designs
    • Conventionalized Unit Designs
    • Semi-realistic or Floral Designs
    • Cut-out Designs or Patterns
    • Bitten Patterns
  • Use of Colors
  • Native Dyes
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography


ISBN: 0-936984-01-5
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