Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Historic Textiles


Today I'll show you some fantastic textiles that were on display in the new gallery at the Heard Museum.  This first one was my favorite.  It's a Navajo pictoral textile with an image of Shiprock in New Mexico.  If you've never seen Shiprock in person, click the link to see a photograph of this iconic rock formation.  That will give you and idea of how well the artist captured the mountain.


This piece is a Navajo Sand painting textile which is a weaving of a sand painting design.  Both this one and the one above date bak to the 1920's and are part of the collection of Carol Ann Mackay.


This last one is a Chilkat Blanket from the Tingit peoples of the Pacific Northwest.  This one is part of the Heard Museum's Fred Harvey Fine Arts Collection.  I found all three of these incredibly beautiful.

12 comments:

LOLfromPasa said...

Oh wow! I've seen Shiprock and this work of art is stunning, as are all the others.

It is always fun to look back on your recent posts when I'm catching up :).

Christine said...

Absolutely amazing works of art!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Stunning Sharon! The Shiprock textile is a wonderful interpretation of the original, the second I would very much love hanging on my wall 😊

Steve Reed said...

Interesting! I've never seen Shiprock in person but I've seen photos, and the artist really captured it well!

Kate said...

The Heard Museum is spectacular as is Navajo talent.

Karl Demetz said...

Splendid works, Sharon !

Lowell said...

Fantastic! The artistry blows the mind. My Indian Affairs prof at ASU was married to the daughter of a Navajo medicine man...he had some of the most interesting stories to tell but he never brought works of art like this to class.

Judy said...

So beautiful! The second one is my favorite.

William Kendall said...

That first one's a spectacular work!

RedPat said...

I love that second one, Sharon!

Thérèse said...

The second one is my favorite? From the 1920! Incredible.

bill burke said...

Stunning work Sharon. I love the second one, it is beautiful.