DANCES WITH WOOL Celebrating 100 Years of Woven Images from Southwestern Mythology
by Mark Winter
Published by Toadlina Trading Post
Profusely illustrated with color photographs of various textiles and several family tree charts are presented.
Condition: excellent original condition with inscription to current owner
From the Introduction
Most museum catalogs and exhibits are completed after months or years of research. The process usually begins with museum and private collections being located, analyzed, catalogued, and photographed. Archives, libraries, books, family records and other sources are exhausted to learn all sorts of relevant data. Interviews with knowledgeable people add to the base of information necessary to complete a quality catalog with good examples and text.
However, Dances with Wool marks the beginning and not the end of researching Navajo figurative textiles. To me the most appealing of the figurative textiles are those based on Southwestern mythology, both from Anasazi rock art as seen in the Kokopelli, and to a much larger degree, the Navajo sandpainting images. To define mythology, I referred to Webster