November 14th, Of the Moment - Cross Textiles
With this exquisite collection, we celebrate a truly universal design in an iconic form. Representative of a positive force or seen as a directional symbol, among the Diné it is referred as a Spider Woman’s Cross.
In Navajo oral traditions, Spider Woman taught the Navajo to weave by constructing a loom made of earth and sky cords. Crosses are a favored motif for weavers and are found on Navajo weavings from the Classic period to contemporary times.
This collection focuses on the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the beginning of the Trading Post Era and the development of styles and color combinations that have become synonymous with Navajo weaving.