Tucson, AZ Just a quick post to let you know that the Desert Diamond Casino, owned by the Tohono O’odham tribe, has stepped in to reschedule and sponsor the previously cancelled Southwest Indian Art Fair. Information on the event and artist applications are available by clicking here. Thanks to Mary Weinzirl for letting me know!
Tempe, AZ Weaver and silversmith Morris Muskett is having a 20% off sale on his jewelry at http://www.morrismuskett.com, but you’ll need to click fast because the sale ends today, January 20th. Morris also wanted to let people know that he will be doing a talk entitled Hozho: Art by Morris Muskett on February 5th at …Read More
Navajo Blankets from the Late Classic Period
Old Territorial Indian Arts Gallery
03/04/10 – 03/06/10
Meet Tyrone Campbell, author and noted textile authority, who will be bringing a collection of fine historic Navajo, Pueblo and Rio Grande weavings for sale. Learn the colorful history of weaving in the southwest! …
Tempe, AZ During the 1870’s, Navajo weavers developed a new way of achieving the lightning bolt designs of their famous eye dazzlers. Called a wedge weave, the technique involves weaving diagonal stripes which distort the vertical orientation of the warp threads, creating a scalloped edge. My friends Liz Munk, who uses wedge weave quite a …Read More
Tempe, AZ Over the past 12 years, Jennie Slick and I have taught over 300 people how to weave the Navajo way, but not everyone who is interested can make the trip to the Southwest or get into one the workshops that we do on the road. Starting on January 30, I’m going to try …Read More