Spider Woman's Children: Navajo Weavers Today
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Spider Woman's Children: Navajo Weavers Today by Barbara Teller Ornelas and Lynda Teller Pete.
Navajo rugs set the gold standard for handwoven textiles in the U.S. But what about the people who create these treasures? Spider Woman’s Children is the inside story, told by two women who are both deeply embedded in their own culture and considered among the very most skillful and artistic of Navajo weavers today. Lynda Teller Pete and her sister Barbara Teller Ornelas are award-winning fifth-generation Navajo weavers. They grew up at the fabled Two Grey Hills trading post. Their family and clan connections give them rare insight, as this volume takes readers into traditional hogans, remote trading posts, reservation housing neighborhoods, and urban apartments to meet weavers who follow the paths of their ancestors, who innovate with new designs and techniques, and who uphold time-honored standards of excellence. Throughout the text are beautifully depicted examples of the finest, most mindful weaving this rich tradition has to offer.
Photography by Joe Coca.