The Dr. Samuel R. Poliakoff Collection of Western Art

at the Abbeville County Library System, Abbeville, SC

Jim Abieta
Jim Abieta
Jim Abieta
Jim Abieta
Nathan Begay
Nathan Begay
Rena Billie
Rena Billie
Louise Goodman
Martha Gordon
Mary Kee
Charles Lee
Lucy Leuppe McKelvy
Cecelia Nelson
Ida Sahme
Jennie Thomas
Tony Tso
Faye Tso
Sue Williams
Lola Yazzie
Sally Yazzie
Burnt Water Tapestry Weaving (#127)

Burntwater is a region of the Navajo Reservation that is one of the centers of vegetal dye wool use. It is a distinctive rug type that combines the bordered, central geometric designs of modern Ganado and Two Grey Hills rugs with bright pastel, vegetal colors. Weavers who use vegetal colors dye their wool with the flowers, leaves, stems, and roots of various native plants to create a variety of colors from yellow, greens and browns to pink, purple, and mauve.


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