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Spider Woman's Children

Navajo Weavers Today

Lynda Teller Pete Barbara Teller Ornelas

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Thrums LLC
18 September 2018
Textile artworks; Indigenous peoples; Spinning & weaving
Spider Woman's Children: Navajo Weavers Today illustrates the beautiful and complex world of contemporary Navajo life, art and family - a world shaped by history and rich cultural traditions. It offers an intimate view into the life of today's Navajo weavers that will inspire and surprise. While many books have been written about Navajo weaving, techniques and style, non has highlighted the weavers themselves. Authors and sisters Lynda Teller Pete and Barbara Teller Ornelas are fifth-generation Navajo weavers, which lends an authentic and in-depth perspective to each story.
By:   Lynda Teller Pete, Barbara Teller Ornelas
Imprint:   Thrums LLC
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 254mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   732g
ISBN:   9780999051757
ISBN 10:   099905175X
Pages:   144
Publication Date:   18 September 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   No Longer Our Product

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.

Reviews for Spider Woman's Children: Navajo Weavers Today

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


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