Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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.