"Indian Crafts of Guatemala and El Salvador" was written by Lilly deJohngh Osborne and was copyrighted in 1965. The dust jacket of the book reads, "Every traveler to Central America is familiar with the gay and colorful tribal dress of the Indians. These costumes are largely hand woven, and each village has it characteristic style and color combination....It is imperative to record as much about the native arts and crafts as possible before they are lost. This Mrs. Osborne has undertaken, in a village-by-village account with many detailed illustrations.
The book is 278 pages in length including a detailed index. Contained in this vintage book are wonderful black and white as well as color photos and illustrations of the dress of various tribes and geographical areas.
Chapters include "Background of Costumes", "Dyestuffs and Dyeing", "Looms", "Weaving", Designs and Symbols Used in Textiles and much more.
This book is in very good vintage condition and is complete with its dust jacket. It has orange cloth covers. The dust jacket has a small tear at the top and some wear at the spine. The book itself is clean and bright with no staining.