Navajo Weaving: Three Centuries of Change

Navajo Weaving: Three Centuries of Change

by Kate Peck Kent
     
 

Navajo Weaving traces this art from about 1650, when loom processes were learned from the Pueblo Indians, to the present day of regional styles and commercial markets. Kent discusses history, styles, and methods used in Navajo weaving, observing changes in yarns, dyes, designs, and types of textiles resulting from trade with Spaniards, Mexicans, and Anglo-Americans.See more details below

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Navajo Weaving traces this art from about 1650, when loom processes were learned from the Pueblo Indians, to the present day of regional styles and commercial markets. Kent discusses history, styles, and methods used in Navajo weaving, observing changes in yarns, dyes, designs, and types of textiles resulting from trade with Spaniards, Mexicans, and Anglo-Americans.

Kate Peck Kent was professor emerita of anthropology at the University of Denver, a research associate at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and a resident scholar at the School of American Research. Dr. Kent has also written Pueblo Indian Textiles and Spanish-American Blanketry.

Editorial Reviews

American Indian Quarterly
Not just the best available history of the craft, but also a general contribution to the understanding of the Navajo and their culture history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780295962931
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
10/01/1985
Series:
Studies in American Indian Art
Edition description:
1ST ED.
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
9.06(w) x 10.24(h) x (d)

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