How to Weave a Navajo Rug: and Other Lessons from Spider Woman

How to Weave a Navajo Rug and Other Lessons from Spider Woman by Lynda Teller Pete and Barbara Teller Ornelas

How to Weave a Navajo Rug: and Other Lessons from Spider Woman

  • Spiral Bound
  • Thrums, LLC (2020)
  • SKU: 9781734421705
Regular price $29.95
/

Navajo blankets, rugs, and tapestries are the best-known, most-admired, and most-collected textiles in North America. There are scores of books about Navajo weaving, but no other book like this one. For the first time, master Navajo weavers themselves share the deep, inside story of how these textiles are created, and how their creation resonates in Navajo culture. Want to weave a high-quality, Navajo-style rug? This book has detailed how-to instructions, meticulously illustrated by a Navajo artist, from warping the loom to important finishing touches. Want to understand the deeper meaning? You'll learn why the fixed parts of the loom are male, and the working parts are female. You'll learn how weaving relates to the earth, the sky, and the sacred directions. You'll learn how the Navajo people were given their weaving tradition (and it wasn't borrowed from the Pueblos!), and how important a weaver's attitude and spirit are to creating successful rugs. You'll learn what it means to live in hózhó, the Beauty Way. Family stories from seven generations of weavers lend charm and special insights. Characteristic Native American humor is not in short supply. Their contribution to cultural understanding and the preservation of their craft is priceless.

#Notyourprincess: Voices of Native American Women by Lisa Charleyboy & Mary Beth Leatherdale (Editors)
#Notyourprincess: Voices of Native American Women
Lisa Charleyboy & Mary Beth Leatherdale
$12.95
10 Sitka Herring: Learn to Count by Pauline Duncan
10 Sitka Herring: Learn to Count
Pauline Duncan
$12.00
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
Charles Mann
$18.00
1493 for Young People: From Columbus's Voyage to Globalization by Charles Mann
1493 for Young People: From Columbus's Voyage to Globalization
Charles Mann
$18.95
1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created by Charles Mann
1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
Charles Mann
$18.95
1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving by Catherine O'Neill Grace
1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving
Catherine O'Neill Grace
$7.95
Recently viewed