Lynda Teller Pete and Barbara Teller Ornelas are fifth-generation Navajo weavers who have been weaving since they were young girls. Their father, Sam Teller, worked at the famed Two Grey Hills Trading Post in New Mexico, where they were raised with their sister and two brothers. Internationally acclaimed for their fine tapestry weaving, their lives and their work have been featured in many publications and have been the subject of the Craft in America TV programme. Their weaving has been exhibited at galleries and museums throughout the world. Together, they teach Navajo weaving workshops at museums, galleries, and guilds, valuing the opportunity to serve as ambassadors for their Navajo culture and traditions.
At last, an exquisite book conceived and written by expert Din weavers who explore 'the breadth and complexity of who we are!' The authors' richly detailed profiles honor their elders and Spider Woman and validate a vital future for Navajo weaving. --Ann Lane Hedland, retired director, The Gloria F. Ross Center for Tapestry Studies, Arizona State Museum, Tucson If you like Navajo textiles, you'll love this book. It puts human faces and stories behind a wonderfully complex art form in which the artists were kept anonymous for far too long. --Steve Nash PhD, Department Chair and Director of Archaeology, Denver Museum of Science and Nature Spider Woman's Children is a thoughtful and heartfelt book that will serve to educate and excite people about the ongoing tradition of Navajo weaving, and no one is more qualified to write on the subject than Barbara and Lynda. --David M. Roch, Director and CEO, Heard Museum This is the book I have been wishing someone would write. Interviews with weavers and their families form a moving statement of the place that weaving has at the heart of those families. --Ann Marshall PhD, Director of Research, Heard Museum Readers will find they have taken a journey across and through the broad landscapes of Navajo lands, stopping along the way to meet family and remember those who have passed but continue through their remembered lives to teach about weaving and its extraordinary powers. --Bruce Bernstein PhD, Executive Director, Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico