About 19th Century Textiles from the American Southwest

Blomberg, Nancy J.

  • 1988  Navajo Textiles: The William Randolph Hearst Collection. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

Bonar, Eulalie, editor

  • 1996  Woven by the Grandmothers: Nineteenth-Century Navajo Textiles from the National Museum of the American Indian. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington.

Duffy, Kathryn M., and Ann Lane Hedlund

  • 2007  Understanding Chronology in Historic Period Navajo Textiles: Red Dye Analysis. SAS Bulletin, Newsletter of the Society for Archaeological Sciences 30(1):20-23.

Emery, Irene

  • 1966  The Primary Structures of Fabrics. The Textile Museum, Washington, DC.

Fisher, Nora, compiler and editor

  • 1994  Rio Grande Textiles. Museum of New Mexico Press.

Hedlund, Ann Lane

  • 2015 “Recycled Reds: Raveled Insect-Dyed Yarns in Blankets of the American Southwest.” A Red Like No Other: How Cochineal Colored the World, ed. by Carmella Padilla and Barbara Anderson. Pp. 146-157. Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe/Skira Rizzoli, New York.
  • 2010  “Three Southwestern Textile Traditions.” In Converging Streams: Cross-Cultural Exchange in the Native American and Hispanic Art of the Greater Southwest, ed. by Will Wroth & Robin Gavin. Pp. 97-113. Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, Santa Fe.
  • 2003 “Blanket Basics: Navajo Weaving of the Classic, Late Classic and Early Transitional Periods.” Hali (London) 43:55-60.
  • 2003 “Wool Yarns in Late Classic Navajo Blankets.” American Indian Art Magazine28(4):78-85, 92-93.
  • 1990 Beyond the Loom: Keys to Understanding Early Southwestern Weaving. Johnson Books, for the University of Colorado, Boulder

Hedlund, Ann Lane, and Diane Dittemore

  • 2004  “Arizona State Museum’s Textiles and the ‘Southwest–Northwest’ Continuum.” American Indian Art 30(1):60-67

Hedlund, Ann Lane, and Louise Stiver

  • 1991  “Wedge Weave Textiles of the Navajo.” American Indian Art Magazine 16(3):54-65.

Kent, Kate Peck

  • 1983 Prehistoric Textiles of the Southwest. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque.
  • 1983  Pueblo Indian Textiles: A Living Tradition. School of American Research Press, Santa Fe.
  • 1985  Navajo Weaving: Three Centuries of Change. School of American Research Press, Santa Fe

Lucero, Helen R., and Suzanne Baizerman

  • 1999 Chimayo Weaving: The Transformation of a Tradition. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Mera, H[arry]. P[ercival].

  • 1987  Spanish-American Blanketry: Its Relationship to Aboriginal Weaving in the Southwest. School of American Research Press, Santa Fe.

Museum of International Folk Art

  • 1979  Spanish Textile Tradition of New Mexico and Colorado, edited by Nora Fischer. Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe.

Notarnicola, Cathy

  • 2004  Navajo Chief Blankets at the National Museum of the American Indian. American Indian Art Magazine 30: 64-71.

Reichard, Gladys

  • 1934  Spider Woman. New York: Macmillan. (Reprinted as Weaving Navajo Blanket by Dover, New York, 1974).
  • 1936  Navajo Shepherd and Weaver. J.J. Augustin, New York (Reprinted by Rio Grande Press, Glorieta, NM, 1968).
  • 1939  Dezba, Woman of the Desert. J.J. Augustin, New York.

Slaney, Deborah C.

  • 2005 Wonders of the Weavers/Maravillas de los tejedores: Nineteenth-Century Rio Grande Weavings. The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Webster, Laurie

  • 2003  Collecting the Weaver’s Art: The William Claflin Collection of Southwestern Textiles. Peabody Museum Press, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Wheat, Joe Ben

  • 2003  Blanket Weaving in the Southwest, edited by Ann Lane Hedlund. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

Whitaker, Kathleen

  • 2002  Southwest Textiles: Weavings of the Navajo and Pueblo. University of Washington Press, Seattle.

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About 20th Century Textiles

Beaudoin, Gary

  • 2014 Unbroken Web: The Art of Ellen & Lucy Begay. Sweetgrass Books, Helena, Montana.

Hall, Douglas Kent

  • 2001 The Thread of New Mexico. The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Hedlund, Ann Lane

  • 1992 Reflections of the Weaver’s World. Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado.
  • 2003  “Commercial Materials in Modern Navajo Rugs.” American Indian Art Magazine28(3): 44-55.
  • 2004  Navajo Weaving in the Late Twentieth Century: Kin, Community and Collectors. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.
  • 2018 Navajo Weavers of the American Southwest. Co-authors: Peter Hiller and Ramona Sakiestewa. Postcard History Series, Arcadia, Charleston, South Carolina.

McKay, Mary Terence, and Lisa Trujillo

  • 1999 The Centinela Weavers of Chimayo: Unfolding Tradition. Centinela Traditional Arts, Chimayo, New Mexico.

McLerran, Jennifer, editor

  • 2006 Weaving is Life: Navajo Weavings from the Edwin L. & Ruth E. Kennedy Southwest Native American Collection. Kennedy Museum of Art, Athens, Ohio.

Valette, Rebecca M., and Jean-Paul Valette

  • Navajo Weavings with Ceremonial Themes: A Historical View of a Secular Art Form. Schiffer, Atglen, Pennsylvania

Winter, Mark

  • 2002 Dances with Wool: Celebrating 100 Years of Woven Images from Southwestern Mythology. Toadlena Trading Post, Newcomb, New Mexico.
  • 2004 The Master Weavers Featuring the Family of Clara Sherman. Toadlena Trading Post, Newcomb, New Mexico.
  • 2011 The Master Weavers: Celebrating 100 Years of Navajo Textile Artists from the Toadlena/Two Grey Hills Weaving Region. Toadlena Trading Post, Newcomb, New Mexico.

More entries to come . . . !

By Diné Authors

Beall, Diane Taylor

  • “Where I’m From . . . ” See McLerran (above), pp. 54-55.

Begay, D.Y.

  • 1996 “Shi’ Sha’ Hane’ (My Story).” See Bonar (above), pp. 13-28.
  • 2003 Another Phase: Weaving by D.Y. Begay. Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • 2006 “Weaving is Life: A Navajo Weaver’s Perspective.” See McLerran (above), pp. 48-53.
  • 2018 “Artist’s Statement.” In Tselani/Terrain: The Tapestries of D.Y. Begay, edited by Jennifer McLerran, pp. 5-6. Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff.

Begay-Foss, Joyce

  • 2011 “Spider Woman’s Gift: From a Weaver’s Perspective. In Spider Woman’s Gift: Nineteenth-Century Dine Textiles, edited by Shelby J. Tisdale, pp. 17-60. Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe.

Denetdale, Jennifer Nez

  • 2007 Reclaiming Dine History: The Legacies of Navajo Chief Manuelito and Juanita. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

Keams, Kalley

  • 1996 “Beeldlei Bah Hane’ (The Blanket Story).” See Bonar (above), pp. 43-45.

Muskett, Morris

  • 2004 Warp to Weft: Weaving by Morris Muskett. Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Pete, Lynda Teller, and Barbara Teller Ornelas

  • 2018 Spider Woman’s Children: Navajo Weavers Today. Thrums Books, Loveland, Colorado.
  • 2020 How to Weave a Navajo Rug and Other Lessons from Spider Woman. Thrums Books, Loveland, Colorado.

Thomas, Wesley

  • 1996 “Shil Yoolt’ool: Personification of Navajo Weaving.” See Bonar (above), pp. 33-42.

Walters, Harry

  • 1996 “The Navajo Concept of Art.” See Bonar (above), pp. 29-31.

More entries to come . . . !