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
Coal Mine Mesa Tapestry Weaving (#132)

Traders in Navajo textiles shaped consumers’ expectations as much as they also guided weavers to use superior wools and muted plant dyes, and to weave increasingly finer designs for the marketplace. The raised outline of the principal design elements is accomplished through a shift in weaving technique. The raised outline is a way to distinguish a weaving style and particular region of the reservation.


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