Archive for May 2009

(through May 30, 2010) Navajo Weaving: Diamonds, Dreams and Landscapes (Boulder, CO)

On May 29, 2009 the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History opens a new exhibition, Navajo Weaving: Diamonds, Dreams, Landscapes. The textiles included are from the Museum’s Joe Ben Wheat Southwestern Textile Collection, considered to be one of the world’s best collections of Navajo textiles. Most of these textiles have …

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Spring Weaving in Beauty Class: Natural Dyes the Navajo Way

Window Rock, AZ Today, we spent the morning with Rose Dedman.   Rose’s late mother was a proficient Navajo dye artist and Rose is carrying on her traditional dyeing methods.  We went to the Defiance Plateau and picked fragrant spring sage, ground lichen, and rabbitbrush.    Rose had been saving Navajo tea and black walnuts, giving us …

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