Navajo Weaving with Ceremonial Themes: A Historical Overview of a Secular Art Form by Rebecca and Jean-Paul Valette - Shumakolowa Native Arts
Navajo Weaving with Ceremonial Themes: A Historical Overview of a Secular Art Form by Rebecca and Jean-Paul Valette - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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Navajo Weaving with Ceremonial Themes: A Historical Overview of a Secular Art Form by Rebecca and Jean-Paul Valette

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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 sand painting textiles have been the most sought after by collectors and the least studied by scholars. Considering their iconography, and contrary to popular conception, they never served a ceremonial function.

Details

  • Authors: Rebecca M. and Jean-Paul Valette
  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer; 1 edition (August 28, 2017)
  • ISBN-10:0764353748
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 1.6 x 11.1 inches

About the Artist

Over the past 40 years, Rebecca Valette and Jean-Paul Valette have done extensive research on Navajo weavings with ceremonial imagery, curated exhibits, and published studies on their historical development.

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