Prehistoric Textile Fabrics of the United States Derived from Impressions on Pottery is a classic work of Native American ethnology. It was written by William H. Holmes, and American anthropologist and archeologist who worked for the Smithsonian Institution for many years. Originally published in the Third Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, it was subsequently published by the Government Printing Office in 1884.
(For those interested in Native American ethnology, this book makes a good companion to two other Plum Park Press books: Navajo Weavers and Navajo Silversmiths.
Prehistoric Textile Fabrics consists of 112 pages of heavy paper so as to present the many illustrations in high resolution. It has overall dimensions of 75 x 75 mm (3 x 3 inches). It is bound in chestnut-colored cloth, a color that appears as an accent color throughout the book. The book is priced $45, plus $7 for packing and shipping.