Friday, October 28, 2011

Pic Today 10/28/11








FROM SHEEP TO LOOM:
THE BEAUTY OF NAVAJO WEAVING

These Navajo rugs are currently on display,
and just part of the woven collection at the Gilcrease Museum.

These traditional rugs were each hand woven
on vertical log looms, of handspun wool
from tribal sheep that are considered
an important part of the Navajo family.
Wools are hand dyed from natural, vegetable dyes.

Each Navajo rug takes 4 to 12 months to weave.
Weavings were originally used for blankets,
as well as door coverings for "hondo" winter dwellings.
Smaller rugs were woven and sold to
the tourist trade starting in the 1930s and 40s.

Original, older Navajo weavings from the
late 19th century can be worth $50,000 and more,
especially in excellent condition.

Each design has special spiritual significance
and represents earthly and heavenly powers.

Many of these rugs were purchased directly
from the Navajo weaver, or family,
by Thomas Gilcrease.

12 comments:

  1. Hola Rick, bonito post,
    si te gusta la poesía te invito a mi blog Brisa poética.
    que tengas un feliz fin de semana.
    un abrazo.

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  2. Such a beauty!I love rugs and this rugs are very special. Saludos

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  3. Niesamowite dywany i tkaniny. Mnóstwo z nimi pracy i ceny wysokie. Ale przecież to prawdziwe dzieła sztuki. Dobre fotografie.

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  4. How much beauty there is in this post friend ...
    It is pure art, I love ...
    Yesterday I took the day off, but I'm here!
    Rick, you're a fascinating person, you know all, love life, and your photograph is your reflection ...
    I'm glad I found you.
    A big hug, my Rick.

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  5. Thanks Rick, I love the beauty of this art and i liked very much read your text about it, traditional pearls with a great meaning.

    Hug to you
    oa.s

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  6. unas fotografías coloristas y con bellos detalles captados de esta bella tradición, un abrazo Rick

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  7. I love tribal patterns. The last one's my favorite :)
    xo,A.

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  8. Beautiful post to day. Love the great textiles. Have a nice weekend.

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  9. I like knowing that in every art, is not only art, but describes a history in art, made by talented hands that remain for centuries.

    Beautiful images, beautiful text
    hugs
    Giovanna

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  10. Hello, Rick Forrestal.

    The excellent and lovely work.

    The Japanese plain beauty, traditional lifestyle.

    The prayer for all peace.
    from Japan, ruma ❀

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