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The Necklaces of Barbara Natoli Witt

Using a combination of tapestry, and lace-making techniques- Barbara Natoli Witt’s necklaces are stunning intricate webs of ancient beads, colored threads, artifacts and gem stones from Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe. Nartoli Witt was a pioneer in the wearable art movement that began in San Francisco and has been creating her necklaces for over 40 years.

  • ISBN13: 978-1-55595-334-8

  • ISBN10: 1-55595-334-4

  • Category: Art- Decorative

  • BISAC 1: ART015020

  • BISAC 2: ANT021000

  • Price: $50.00

  • Discount: T

  • Format: cl.

  • Size: 10 x 10 in.

  • Page count: 144 pages

  • Color Illustrations: 194

  • Carton qty: 8

  • This publication is the first to document the career of Barbara

Natoli Witt

  • Whether a scarob from Egypt, a gemstone from the Middle East,

or a treasured heirloom, Natoli Witt designs her pieces taking into account the history, iconography, and spirit of the objects and weaves a work of art ¬¬—no two necklaces are the same. Those who collected her work include prominent figures like former Vogue Editor-in-Chief Diana Vreeland, actress Dinah Shore, and fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert.

  • . Educated at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of

Science and Art in New York and the University of California at Berkley, Natoli Witt began designing her jewelry in San Francisco in the early years of the wearable art movement. Author Lois Dubin writes, “Barbara not only invented an art form, but through brilliant and carefully researched interpretations, she forges strong connections with distant realms, past artisans and those who wear her work.”

  • Co-op available

  • Of interest to collectors of fine jewelry, crafts and decorative art

Distributed to the trade through National Book Network 1-800-462-6420

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