Native American, Navajo Sampler of Vegetal Dyes Used in Navajo Weaving, by Vera Myers, #878(69 views)
Description: Tribe/Region of Origin: Navajo, Artist: Vera Myers, Type of Item: Dye chart, sampler, Signature: On back, Note: Second place ribbon on the back, wood framed behind glass of different dried samples of vegetation. Navajo vegetal Dye charts were developed in the 1950's by well known Mabel Burnside Myers from Pine Springs Arizona. The dye chart is an art form, but it also identifies the plants and flowers needed to produce specific colored dyes for weaving. Most of the plants are gathered seasonally at an elevation of 5,000 to 8,000 fr on the Navajo Reservation. Today few people can do this type of art because of the work and time involved. The Navajo still use most of these plants for ceremonial and medicinal purposes.*
Dimensions: 25" x 31"
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