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Navajo Weaving: Tradition & Trade

iCal Import
On view Feb. 8 - Jul. 12, 2014 (9 am - 5 pm)
712 Green Avenue Orange, TX 77630
409-886-2787
Unknown Diné (Navajo) artist Rug, Wide Ruins style c. 1940, natural handspun wool; vegetal dyes 80.5 x 55 inches Stark Museum of Art, Orange, Texas, 82.900.74

Unknown Diné (Navajo) artist
Rug, Wide Ruins
c. 1940, natural handspun wool; vegetal dyes
80.5 x 55 inches
Stark Museum of Art, Orange, Texas, 82.900.74

Navajo Weaving: Tradition & Trade, a new exhibition at Stark Museum of Art in Orange, Texas, opened on Saturday, February 8, 2014, highlighting major regional styles of Navajo weaving selected from the Collection of the Stark Museum of Art, including some never-before-seen by the general public.

The exhibition features more than 35 exquisite Navajo (Diné) weavings including a saddle blanket (c. 1890), several Chief Blankets (c. 1850-1890), textiles and rugs (c. 1905-1962), and contemporary weavings loaned by nationally-recognized weavers, Melissa Cody and D.Y. Begay.

In addition to seeing stunning textiles, visitors will have the opportunity to walk into a replica Trading Post. Navajo weavings could be traded or bartered at these “general stores” and often appeared on counters and on walls. Outside the Trading Post is an enlarged map of the Southwest, including photos of these old stores, to help museum-goers pinpoint the trading posts in locations that gave many weavings their regional name.

Visit the calendar of events to learn of new activities scheduled for each month during this exhibition.

 

Upcoming Events:

Generation of Weaving: Meet D.Y. Begay

Weaving Day: Saturday with D.Y. Begay

Slow Art Day

Navajo Weaving and Native American Art Show & Sale

 

Selected Works:

Unknown Navajo

Attributed to Yah-nah-pah

Bertha Stevens

 

 Press Release