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From the Night Way Chant this is Sandpainting weaving is called "Water Sprinklers"
According to a catalog from the Wheelwright Museum, Gladys Manuelito (Mrs. Sam) wove this classic Sandpainting in 1930's, decades later it was also woven by Ruby Manuelito.
During the 1990s Martha Beall wove her own adaptation of Mrs. Sams work. This weaving i...
Native American Pictorial weaving from the 1990's. This small Many Farms Pictorial Navajo weaving has been a favorite of Steve's. It is tightly woven by an unknown Navajo weaver. Part of the Pictorial show it is in the catalog Painting With Wool : Navajo Pictorial Weavings.
"There's a place where eagles speak, and the sunrise slides from pea...
This is a partial version of the Night Skies Navajo Sandpainting weaving from the Shooting Way Chant Way. Navajo weaver Arnold Begay, from the Newcomb area chose to simplify his Navajo Sandpainting weaving, but he included some great pictorial elements. Mother Earth and Father Sky.
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Navajo weavers sometimes just want to have fun! And this weaving sure is!It's complete with bows, arrows and feathers. Lusandra Williams pictorial weaving even includes war paint! And this fun contemporary pictorial shows the whimsy of the past.
The one above is from the 1940s and most likely was woven in the Monument Valley region of the...
Interesting 2 in 1 pictorial weaving of a Navajo farm.
Ella Begay is from the Sweetwater area of the Navajo Reservation. She is a popular pictorial weaver. Navajo Pictorials can be influenced by anything and everything that has touched the weaver.
1'3" x 1'5"
Pictorial American Indian weavings often depict scenes from everyday life, or times past. In this scene we see mountains at the top. Horses and sheep have been vital to the survival of the Navajo. The wagons tell us this is a scene from around the 1800s.
The Navajo weaver is from the Many Farms area of the Navajo Reservation.
Who doesn't like a community dance? Look at all of the activity in this dynamic weaving! Juanita Tsosie of the Rough Rock area is the creative mind behind this great piece. She was the preeminent Navajo Folk Artist / Weaver of the 80s and 90s and her creations are highly sought, many are with prominent collections and institutions.
Weavings by JoAnne Begay are in high demand. Known for her Tree of Life designs, she also dabbles in non-traditional subjects for her pieces.
Navajo Pictorials can be influenced by anything and everything that has touched the weaver. In this instance, perhaps fondness for a particular mouse encouraged her to share this delightful image with y...
Navajo Pictorial weavings often feature things seen in everyday Navajo life. In this case, a semi-trailer carrying that iconic beer would undoubtedly be seen travelling across the reservation.
This small weaving by JoAnne Begay of the Sweet Water area measures 2' x 16" and would look great in any man-cave.