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Navajo Weaving

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Navajo Weaving In The Late Twentieth Century

Author : Ann Lane Hedlund
ISBN : 0816524122
Genre : Art
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According to the Navajos, the holy people Spider Man and Spider Woman first brought the tools for weaving to the People. Over the centuries Navajo artists have used those tools to weave a web of beautyÑa rich tradition that continues to the present day. In testimony to this living art form, this book presents 74 dazzling color plates of Navajo rugs and wall hangings woven between 1971 and 1996. Drawn from a private southwestern collection, they represent the work of sixty of the finest native weavers in the American Southwest. The creations depicted here reflect a number of stylesÑrevival, sandpainting, pictorial, miniature, samplerÑand a number of major regional variations, from Ganado to Teec Nos Pos. Textile authority Ann Hedlund provides an introductory narrative about the development of Navajo textile collectingÑincluding the shift of attention from artifacts to artÑand a brief review of the history of Navajo weaving. She then comments on the shaping of the particular collection represented in the book, offering a rich source of knowledge and insight for other collectors. Explaining themes in Navajo weaving over the quarter-century represented by the Santa Fe Collection, Hedlund focuses on the development of modern rug designs and the influence on weavers of family, community, artistic identity, and the marketplace. She also introduces each section of plates with a description of the representative style, its significance, and the weavers who perpetuate and deviate from it. In addition to the textile plates, Hedlund's color photographs show the families, landscapes, livestock, hogans, and looms that surround today's Navajo weavers. Navajo Weaving in the Late Twentieth Century explores many of the important connections that exist today among weavers through their families and neighbors, and the significant role that collectors play in perpetuating this dynamic art form. For all who appreciate American Indian art and culture, this book provides invaluable guidance to the fine points of collecting and a rich visual feast.
Category: Art

Navajo Weaving Way

Author : Noel Bennett
ISBN : UOM:39015042980568
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Provides information for building looms and warp frames, and includes directions and patterns for weaving Navojo rugs
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Navajo Weavers

Author : Washington Matthews
ISBN : 9789633819357
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§ I. The art of weaving, as it exists among the Navajo Indians of New Mexico and Arizona, possesses points of great interest to the student of ethnography. It is of aboriginal origin; and while European art has undoubtedly modified it, the extent and nature of the foreign influence is easily traced. It is by no means certain, still there are many reasons for supposing, that the Navajos learned their craft from the Pueblo Indians, and that, too, since the advent of the Spaniards; yet the pupils, if such they be, far excel their masters to-day in the beauty and quality of their work. It may be safely stated that with no native tribe in America, north of the Mexican boundary, has the art of weaving been carried to greater perfection than among the Navajos, while with none in the entire continent is it less Europeanized. As in language, habits, and opinions, so in arts, the Navajos have been less influenced than their sedentary neighbors of the pueblos by the civilization of the Old World.
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The Book Of The Navajo

Author : Raymond Friday Locke
ISBN : 0876875002
Genre : Social Science
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Weaving A Navajo Blanket

Author : Gladys A. Reichard
ISBN : 9780486165394
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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This guide was written by a noted ethnologist who learned the principles of weaving directly from Navajo artisans. She shares their materials and methods, commenting on history, patterns, symbolism, more. 97 illustrations.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Weaving A Navajo Blanket

Author : Gladys Amanda Reichard
ISBN : 9780486229928
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Spinning, carding, and dyeing yarns, constructing a loom, tension, and the weaving processes are discussed in this guide to the art of blanket and saddleblanket weaving
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Working With The Wool

Author : Noël Bennett
ISBN : 0873580842
Genre : Hand weaving.
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A step-by-step manual that illustrates techniques for constructing looms and other weaving tools and making Navajo rug designs
Category: Hand weaving.

North American Indian Anthropology

Author : Raymond J. DeMallie
ISBN : 0806126140
Genre : Social Science
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"These essays explore the blending of structural and historical approaches to American Indian anthropology that characterizes the perspective developed by the late Fred Eggan and his students at the University of Chicago. They include studies of kinship and social organization, politics, religion, law, ethnicity, and art. Many reflect Eggan's method of controlled comparison, a tool for reconstructing social and cultural change over time." "Together these essays make substantial descriptive contributions to American Indian anthropology, presenting contemporary interpretations of diverse groups from the Hudson Bay Inuit in the north to the Highland Maya of Chiapas in the south. The collection will serve as an introduction to Native American social and cultural anthropology for readers interested in the dynamics of Indian social life."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Spider Woman

Author : Gladys Amanda Reichard
ISBN : 0826317936
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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This lively account of a pioneering anthropologist's experiences with a Navajo family grew out of the author's desire to learn to weave as a way of participating in Navajo culture rather than observing it from the outside. In 1930, when Gladys Reichard came to stay with the family of Red-Point, a well-known Navajo singer, it was unusual for an anthropologist to live with a family and become intimately connected with women's activities. First published in 1934 for a popular audience, Spider Woman is valued today not just for its information on Navajo culture but as an early example of the kind of personal, honest ethnography that presents actual experiences and conversations rather than generalizing the beliefs and behaviors of a whole culture. Readers interested in Navajo weaving will find it especially useful, but Spider Woman's picture of daily life goes far beyond rugs to describe trips to the trading post, tribal council meetings, curing ceremonies, and the deaths of family members.
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How To Weave A Navajo Rug And Other Lessons From Spider Woman

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Navajo blankets, rugs, and tapestries are the best-known, most-admired, and most-collected textiles in North America. There are scores of books about Navajo weaving, but no other book like this one. For the first time, master Navajo weavers themselves share the deep, inside story of how these textiles are created, and how their creation resonates in Navajo culture. Want to weave a high-quality, Navajo-style rug? This book has detailed how-to instructions, meticulously illustrated by a Navajo artist, from warping the loom to important finishing touches. Want to understand the deeper meaning? You'll learn why the fixed parts of the loom are male, and the working parts are female. You'll learn how weaving relates to the earth, the sky, and the sacred directions. You'll learn how the Navajo people were given their weaving tradition (and it wasn't borrowed from the Pueblos!), and how important a weaver's attitude and spirit are to creating successful rugs. You'll learn what it means to live in hózhó, the Beauty Way. Family stories from seven generations of weavers lend charm and special insights. Characteristic Native American humor is not in short supply. Their contribution to cultural understanding and the preservation of their craft is priceless.

Collecting Navajo Weaving

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ISBN : MINN:319510003534572
Genre : Indian textile fabrics
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Category: Indian textile fabrics

Navajo Weaving Today

Author : Bertha Pauline Dutton
ISBN : 089013006X
Genre : Hand weaving
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Examines Navajo weaving styles from different regions of Arizona and New Mexico.
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The Navajo Weaving Tradition

Author : Alice Kaufman
ISBN : UOM:39015048843646
Genre : Art
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Navajo textiles have been avidly sought after and collected for more than two hundred years and provide examples of both historic and contemporary primitive art. Navajo Weaving Tradition is a detailed history and appreciation of these wonderful textiles.
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Ray Manley S The Fine Art Of Navajo Weaving

Author : Steve Getzwiller
ISBN : 0931418089
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Full-color photographs accompanied by descriptions of styles, locations and histories of Navajo rugs.
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Navajo Textiles

Author : Nancy J. Blomberg
ISBN : 0816510784
Genre : Art
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Shows examples of the nineteenth century Navajo serapes, blankets and rugs, and describes the influence of the Fred Harvey company
Category: Art