Master Weaver: Cecelia Nez
Born: December 20, 1971
CLAN: Cecelia is “Where Water Meets Born for Tangle Clan. Her Nali is Comanche Warrior and her Grandparents are Bitter Water Clan.
Cecelia Started Weaving in 1993. She was taught by her sisters and her Mother Grace Nez
Cecelia has won “BEST OF SHOW” which is the highest honor awarded, for a beautiful Teec Nos Pos weaving, from the Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial in 2014. She not only won, 1ST PLACE IN THE CATEGORY OF TEEC NOS POS, but also, BEST OF ALL WEAVINGS, and then BEST OF SHOW! … which means that her weaving was the best of all entries in all categories for the year of 2014!! This Teec Nos Pos was on the loom for over a year – a true accomplishment in any art genre. Teec Nos Pos is Cecelia’s favorite style of weavings, many of her works have been on exhibit in the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg, AZ.
Cecelia is from a very famous and talented family of weavers, her mother and 7 sisters are all award winning and highly respected Master Weavers.
Cecelia says, “My favorite designs are Teec Nos Pos. I really enjoy my work. It is interesting and thrilling for me to see the colors and designs come together when I am weaving. The most inspirational part is seeing the finished weaving. All of the hours, days and weeks of working so closely with the wool and then to stand back and see the artistic impression of the finished weaving is, well it is hard to put it into words. This is a very long conversation that not only comes from my fingers, but also from heart. The colors and designs work their way through the weaving with me and in the end, speak to me as one.”