Navajo Native Dyes Their Preparation and Use

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This is a lovingly produced digital reproduction of "Navajo Native Dyes : Their preparation and Use" originally produced in 1940. This 75 page book contains step-by-step instructions for harvesting, preparing and using plant based fabric and leather dyes from traditional wild plants. Copiously illustrated by artist Charles Shirley.

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PLEASE NOTE: I also have this available as a physical book (this listing is for an e-book as noted above). The physical book can be found here:

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Simply written text, accompanied by detailed line illustrations of plants, explains how to select and mix natural colors of wool and prepare "recipes" for producing specific colors of dye from desert plants, among them single-flowered actinea for yellow, alder bark for a soft brown, the Rocky Mountain bee plant for a pale greenish yellow, and much, much more.

very good condition ~ Nonabah G. Bryan. author / illus. by Charles Shirley

reprint from the 1940 original


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    Great item!! Informative. Nice transaction! Thank you!!
    Feb 8, 2018 by lalamonafea

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