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Author Pete, Lynda Teller, 1958- author.

Title Spider Woman's children : Navajo weavers today / Lynda Teller Pete and Barbara Teller Ornelas ; photography by Joe Coca.

Publication Info. Loveland, Colorado : Thrums Books, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  746.7204 PET    DUE 11-18-21
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Description 143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (chiefly color), color map ; 26 cm
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Note Editor/publisher, Linda Ligon; associate editor/publisher, Karen Brock.
Bibliography Includes resources, bibliographical references and index.
Contents Spider Woman -- Our roots -- Two Grey Hills -- Elder masters -- Spider Woman's sons -- Weavers in the heart of life -- Weaving in the 21st century -- Full circle -- A gallery of rug styles.
Navajo weavers profiled: Ruth Shorty Begay Teller -- Margaret Yazzie -- Mary Louise Gould -- Regina Charley -- Shirley Brown -- Ashley Tsosie -- Irene Hardy Clark -- Rena Begay -- Martha Gorman Schultz -- Lillie Thomas Taylor -- Diane Taylor Beall -- Gilbert Nez Begay -- Nathan Harry -- Nellie Harry -- Jason Harvey -- Florence Manygoats -- Rosalita Teller -- Ailla Teller -- Louise Tsosie -- Katherine Paymella -- Florence Nez Riggs -- Louise Y. Nez -- Velma Kee Craig -- Ashlee and Tristan Craig -- Rosann Teller Lee -- Barbara Teller Ornelas -- Lynda Teller Pete -- Belvin E. Pete -- Terry B. Lee -- Sierra Nizhonii Teller Ornelas -- Michael Paul Teller Ornelas -- Roxanne Rose Lee.
Summary "Navajo rugs set the gold standard for handwoven textiles in the U.S. Their history and value to collectors is unparalleled. But what about the people who create these treasures? You might be surprised. Spider Woman's Children is the inside story, told by two women who are both deeply embedded in their own culture, and considered among the very most skillful and artistic of Navajo weavers today. Barbara Teller Ornelas and Lynda Teller Pete are fifth-generation weavers who grew up at the fabled Two Grey Hills trading post. Their family and clan connections give them rare insight into where the craft has been and where it is going. They take you into traditional hogans, remote trading posts, reservation housing neighborhoods, and urban apartments to meet weavers who follow the paths of their ancestors, who innovate with new designs and techniques, and who uphold time-honored standards of excellence. You'll meet men who learned to weave from their grandmothers; women who weave alongside their aging moms; a young woman who incorporates contemporary images into skillful, highly collectible tapestries. You'll walk with elderly women over their sheep pastures and cornfields in search of natural dyestuffs. You'll see how well made, simple weaving tools from generations past take a place of pride in every home. And throughout, you'll see examples of the finest, most mindful weaving this rich tradition has to offer"--Front flap.
Subject Navajo weavers.
Navajo women weavers.
Navajo weavers -- Biography.
Navajo textile fabrics -- 21st century.
Navajo Indians -- Social life and customs.
Added Author Ornelas, Barbara Teller, 1954- author.
Coca, Joe, photographer.
Ligon, Linda C., editor, publisher.
Added Title Navajo weavers today
ISBN 099905175X
9780999051757 (softcover)

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