1940's Yeibichai weaving with Talking God Deity

Navajo weaver

1940's Yeibichai weaving with Talking God Deity, Textiles by   Navajo weaver
  • Navajo weaving
  • Navajo textile
Savvy Price $6,000.00
Gallery Price $7,000.00
Title
1940's Yeibichai weaving with Talking God Deity
Artist
Navajo weaver
Size
48" height X 66" width (end cords not counted)
Warp count
7 warps per inch
Weft count
48 wefts per inch
Date of creation
1940's
Condition
Excellent (original condition, nothing added)
Provenance
Ku Lie
About The 1940's Yeibichai weaving with Talking God Deity

Gorgeous handspun background field is rich with color variations due to carding different sheeps' wool together!

Professionally cleaned by a Navajo weaving specialist

About Navajo weaver

The word "Navajo" translates to "great planted fields". Their source of wool was the Spanish who in the late 1500's brought with them herds of churro-type sheep and goats. Weaving skills came to them nearly a decade later when Pueblo Indians introduced weaving to the Navajo.

Later the Navajos traded textiles with the Plains Indians, those from the Pueblos and the Spanish. As wagons full of Anglos journeyed west, a new source of supply in yarns, dyes and bolts of cloth encouraged the introduction of their weavings into Anglo cultures. The cottage industry of Navajo weaving had been launched.

Weaving styles such as Crystal, Ganado, Two Grey Hills, Wide Ruins, Teec Nos Pos, Red Mesa, Pine Springs were impacted by preferences of the trading post owners. Some traders provided rug design cards guiding weavers to produce more popular designs.

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Cultures

American Indian, Navajo, Women Artists

Medium

Textiles

Subject

American Indians

Keywords

Yeibichai weaving, Navajo weaving, Navajo textile