Kent McManis and Robert Jeffries have provided the definitive introduction to one of the most popular American Indian arts--Navajo rug weaving. Drawing on decades of study of this tradition, the authors cover its development from the seventeenth century up to the many innovations in the craft today. Of great help to the new collector is a list of standards in judging the quality of a rug, along with advice on proper care. The appealing design of the book makes the information easily accessible. Plus it's fully illustrated with over fifty rug types available today.