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Author Pete, Lynda Teller, 1958- author.

Title How to weave a Navajo rug and other lessons from Spider Woman / Lynda Teller Pete and Barbara Teller Ornelas ; illustrations by Mychal Yellowman.

Publication Info. Loveland, Colorado : Thrums Books, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    746.0899 PET    Available
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Description viii, 141 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
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Note Wire binding.
Includes index.
Contents Origins of Navajo weaving -- Sheep, wool preparation, and spinning -- Materials and supplies, looms and tools -- Between the warp fields, and at warp speed -- Female (heddle) and male (shed) rod -- Beginning to weave -- Weaving techniques: is it balancing of forces or forces of nature? -- Designs and graphs: stairway to weaving -- Troubleshooting -- Finishing -- Resources.
Summary 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.
Subject Navajo rugs.
Navajo textile fabrics.
Hand weaving -- Southwest, New.
Navajo weavers.
Added Author Ornelas, Barbara Teller, 1954- author.
Yellowman, Mychal, illustrator.
ISBN 1734421703

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