Monday, March 7, 2011

Navajo Weaver

Meet Nanabah Aragon, a very talented traditional Navajo weaver.  She’s at work on one of her spectacular rugs and was very gracious to allow me to take her photo while she was at work.  She is one of a few weavers that were at the Indian Fair & Market at the Heard Museum.

12 comments:

Kathy said...

Beautiful photo. Good job!

brattcat said...

look at that tangle of yarns spilling out of the basket! and that beautiful jacket (?) on the back of the chair.

Irina said...

The rug full of human energy and work. What can be better.

Randy said...

Wonderful photo! I love the look of the rug.

Jack said...

Nice photo, Sharon. Some of the CDP participants are getting more confidence about asking subjects if it is OK to take their pictures. Glad you did.

Jarart said...

These are very sought after rugs and can be quite valuable. I hope that some of the younger generation are learning this art form. This is a nice picture of an artist hard at work.

RedPat said...

I have the utmost respect for weavers - their work is so labour intensive! Nice shot of a master at work!

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

I'm in awe of the skill of these women. We've saw Navajo women weave rugs in northern Arizona years ago. That Indian Fair and Market must have been interesting and a lot of fun!

cieldequimper said...

I'm pretty sure that rug is a beauty, as is the crafter.

Kate said...

This is one of the many reasons why I love the Southwest! the textiles and weaving are superb. I also love her jewelry...another craft that beautifies.

Magpie said...

How nice of her to allow you to take her picture. Such a talent that I hope is being passed down to new generations.

T. Becque said...

Such patience that would take! A true artist.