Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History Volume 18

Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History Volume 18

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...triangle. This is said to be an elaboration of the realistic character of the design, in that it represents the door or entrance to the tent. Another variation of this triangular design is the block-like pattern' illustrated in Fig. 2, Plate xxxvm. This figure is associated with the pointed border of the tent design on Fig. 6 of the same plate. This is designated as the "cut-out" or "step" pattern; but, curiously enough, this variation does not prevent the whole figure from being spoken of as a tent design. The moccasins shown in Figs. 1 and 6 of the same plate present rectangular border patterns called "the bundle," "the bag," "the box," etc. This pattern I shall name the "box" design. In Fig. 4 appears a double-cross design always recognized as the dragon-fly pattern. ' While the moccasins shown here all have borders, the decorations of the insteps differ. In the case of the specimen shown in Fig. 1, Plate xxxvnr, the transverse bands are classed as the "road," "trail," or "path" pattern, ---trail designs. The design in Fig. 2 is given the name of "the three-row" pattern. The longitudinal band on the insteps of Figs. 3, 4, and 6 is called "the middle-row" pattern. The pointed area between this middle row and the border is not given a specific name, but is spoken of as a "space," or "the part between." The three-row and the middle-row patterns are names for the general style, or the larger design unit. Fig. 6 bears the same designs on the middle row as upon the border. Figs. 3 and 4 have a series of small triangles down the middle row: these pointed designs are designated as vertebrae. Fig. 2...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236840666
  • 9781236840660