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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...
Contemporary weaver Eunice Joe from the Cove area, has created a beautiful Moki weaving - recognized by the handsome indigo and black striped background, red diamonds, and beautiful spiderwoman crosses. She added an eye- catching double arrow and "cloud" elements in red white and yellow in the upper and lower bands. When folded over and wrapped...
With lines so tight and crisp, this piece looks like an illustration rather than a piece of art you can hold in your hands and wrap around you.
The ganado red jumps off of this piece as if it shot from a cannon! This piece won 1st Place at the 1979 New Mexico State Fair.
Emma Lees was a Master Weaver featured in "The Fine Art of Navajo Weavin...
The Ganado Trading Post is the namesake for the Ganado style of Navajo weaving. One of the owners loved the natural sheep wool colors, another liked bright colors. A compromise was made, and it was decided that they would only carry aniline red, blue, and black dyes. Ganado weavings are recognized by their strong red background.
From the Burntco...
Contemporary weavers of today still embrace this style. Weaver Vina Nakai brought this brilliant piece to life. The judges at the 2015 Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial felt it's energy and awarded it second place as a Germantown Reproduction weaving.
The 1880s brought the Navajo an influx of Germantown 3 and 4 ply, aniline dyed yarn supplied by...