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Navajo Weavings with Ceremonial Themes: A Historical Overview of a Secular Art Form

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Navajo Weavings with Ceremonial Themes: A Historical Overview of a Secular Art Form - Valette, Rebecca M, and Valette, Jean-Paul
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Featuring more than 500 photos and maps, this is the first comprehensive, research-based history of Navajo weavings with imagery inspired by tribal sacred practices. These Yei, Yeibichai, and sandpainting textiles have been the most sought after by collectors and the least studied by scholars. In spite of their iconography, they never served a ceremonial function. They were created by Navajo women at the instigation of Anglo traders, for sale to wealthy collectors willing to pay premium prices for their perceived spiritual ...

Navajo Weavings with Ceremonial Themes: A Historical Overview of a Secular Art Form 2017, Schiffer Publishing

ISBN-13: 9780764353741

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