Greystone Books

Appreciating Northwest Coast jewelry requires some understanding of the artists who create it and the cultures that inspire its forms. Understanding Northwest Coast Indigenous Jewelry provides this context, introducing principles and elements of its design, most commonly used animal symbols and a step-by-step overview of various jewelry making techniques. Author Alexander Dawkins, co-owner of the Lattimer Gallery which specializes in contemporary Northwest Coast jewelry, also introduces over fifty of the best-known contemporary Northwest Coast Indigenous jewelers and delves into the history of the artform, from the earliest copper cuff bracelets to contemporary works.

2019, Perfect bound, 176 pages, 6″ x 9″. Typefaces: Bely, Marian Text 1554, National