Thursday, April 8, 2021

More Beautiful Navajo Weavings

 


Today I have four more weavings from that exhibit at the Heard Museum of Navajo weavings from their collection.  Above is another pictorial textile by Shirley Comb.  The four Navajo dancers look exquisite on that dark background.

Another one with a dark background is this textile by Aurelia Joe.  Her figures are conveyed through triangular shapes giving the whole image an otherworldly look. This was one of my favorites.










My other favorite was the one above by Christine Chischilly and named "The Rug Auction".  She has depicted 11 women holding on to various Navajo rugs for the auction.  Two of the women hold open a horse pictorial textile to show its beauty.  Christine has beautifully created a pictorial textile inside a pictorial textile.  Amazing!

This last one is also pretty special.  It's by Charlotte Begay and shows a corn stalk full of colorful birds.  All those beautiful birds is what drew me to this one.

I'm so thankful that generations of Navajo weavers have passed this skill on to the next generation.  The ability to create these beautiful pieces is greatly appreciated by many.  


13 comments:

Catarina said...

I like this type of art. Very much indeed.

RedPat said...

These are so incredible, Sharon! I have no idea how they would do them.

William Kendall said...

Extraordinary works!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

They are so beautifully created Sharon, I'm with you, The Rug Auction is my favourite also 💛

Travel said...

Such amazing details

Steve Reed said...

Amazing. I love the detail and creativity in all of them. Aurelia Joe's looks positively Martian!

Karl said...

They are all so beautiful !

bill burke said...

Gorgeous works of art!

Revrunner said...

I wonder what the significance of the horse is in that next to last weaving.

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Gemel said...

The second and the fourth are my favourites.

Susie of Arabia said...

These are so beautiful. Very non-traditional too. My favorite is The Rug Auction - love it.

biebkriebels said...

Oh I love these, they are beautiful!