Bistie Navajo Weaving : Elsie Bia : Churro 1462

Weavings in the Bisti/Bistie style always appear happy even though they originate from one of the most difficult terrains in the reservation. Bistie is the Navajo translation for Badlands. Originally this style was woven by only four families, but over time it spread and is woven by those throughout the reservation. The style was influenced by the oriental rug patterns from the east, it has maintained some of that character with Navajo styling. It's recognized by it's strong central pattern and multiple borders. Many have rosettes and distinctive flowers as in this design.

This smiling piece was brought to life by Master Weaver Elsie Bia. We have several photos of its progress on the loom, and with Elsie and the finished product. The colors in this Churro wool piece are deep and rich. It is a work of art.

The judges at the 2016 Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial agree. They awarded this piece 2nd place in the Bistie category.

Style Bistie
Weaver Elsie Bia
Date 2016
Size 51″ x 69″(1.29M x 1.75M)
Item # Churro 1462
Learn more about Bistie weavings
View the Painted with Wool exhibit guide

 A unique blend of history, Native American culture and storytelling make these weavings an art like no other.

To be showcased on your walls or grace your floors, this functional heirloom is one-of-a-kind piece of history that took 100's of hours to create and will last many lifetimes. We'd love to tell you more about it!

For more information, pricing, and ordering please contact us. It would be our pleasure to help you!

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Type: Bistie

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