Tag Archives: Navajo textile

On View: Tribal Gallery Walk

ONLINE EVENT | THURSDAY, MAY 6 AT 5PM

Join American Indian & Tribal Art department director Michael Evans for an informal virtual tour of the May 12 auction. Michael will highlight items from the current auction, including Northwest Coast, South Pacific, Plains Indian, and Najavo textiles. In the tour, Michael will provide information on the objects and their collectors and answer participant questions.

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The Claflin Serape

The classic serape was the culmination of a century and a half of progress and growth in Navaho textile tradition. The Navajo learned to weave during the latter part of the 17th century from the Pueblos, who had been weaving cotton and other fabrics for hundreds of years. When the Spanish settled in the Southwest (from 1598) they introduced European treadle looms, Churro sheep to supply wool, and blue indigo dye. Churro wool and indigo blue soon became a part of the Pueblo weaving tradition.… Read More