Time of Change - Navajo Transitional Weavings 1885-1910
Transitional weavings, circa 1885-1910, represent an under appreciated class of Navajo textiles often overlooked as being made during a lesser time of Navajo weaving production. What has not been recognized until recently is the incredible artistic exploration that occurred during this time period forced by economic pressures on Navajo weavers to stop making blankets to wear and shift producing to making rugs for the floor. A TIME OF CHANGE explores this snippet in history which allowed weavers greater freedom to explore new artistic expression in compositions and colors never imagine. Over 30 unique examples of these transitional textiles will be on display and for sale through June 2018 at Tucson’s Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery. Show ends June 30, 2018.