Saturday, August 28, 2010

Indian Market VIII: Weaver


Geneva Shabi (shown here) is a weaver from the Navajo Nation. Ms. Shabi follows in the footsteps of her mother and her grandmother when it comes to weaving. I loved the design of this rug and I admire the patience it takes to make these wonderful pieces of art. Happy Sunday everyone!

22 comments:

T. Becque said...

Great art and artist!

VP said...

I have been always fascinate by the patience of a weaver. I can't really see myself doing something like this... Wonderful image and my compliments to Geneva Shabi for her work!

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Congratulations for your 3rd anniversary from Valladolid.

Kate said...

Patience, great skill, and an artistic eye. It is so very beautiful!

Birdman said...

So much tradition in the world we frequent. So important to remember our past.

NYC In Photographs said...

Nice shot! I really like the patterns in the design.

cieldequimper said...

The artist in action: super. Navajo rugs are a dream of mine. Maybe someday... Have a great Sunday.

clairz said...

I love everything about this photo, but the loom itself is especially interesting to me because it is so very obviously homemade of inexpensive materials. I have spent a fair bit of money on looms in the past, and looking at the simple design of this loom and the gorgeous results of the weaver's work makes me feel like a bit of a fool!

Interesting life lesson... Thank you!

Sharon said...

I love watching these weavers. It takes a lot of patience to work a loom like that.

JM said...

Fantastic design!

Rambling Round said...

So glad that weaving by hand isn't yet a lost art!

Meri said...

Randy - I adore these Indian Market photos. I've always wanted to be in Santa Fe for this event, but never gotten my act together. Your beautiful photos serve as an inspiration to make plans.

Tracy said...

That is so true. I could never sit still long enough to do this. I am not the most patient tool in the shed.

Farmchick said...

Nice design

Laurence said...

that is something I would love to buy...one day...

Jarart said...

I love to watch a weaver work their magic. Wish I could do such beautiful work. Your pictures of the Indian Market are the next best thing to being there. Thanks for taking us along.

Joy said...

Wow. She must be so skilled. I admire people who create works of art by using the loom.

Have a great start to your week!

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Leif Hagen said...

You're showing us some fantastic artwork and handiwork from Sante Fe! I remember my visit fondly to your city when my sister used to live in Alb.
My comments seem to be following right after yours this evening on the CDP portal!
Regards from EAGAN daily photo

magiceye said...

so beautiful! love handcrafted goods!

Steffe said...

Very talented. Nice portrait.

Fotobloggen 2010 said...

what a wonderful piece of handicraft! thanks for all your nice comment, I found lot's of great photos here and the market-one showed me another great site :-) I will get back here soon

I have a market photo on my blog to: http://fotoblogg2010.blogspot.com/2010/07/2010-virtual-photowalk-vegetables.html

Regards
christina, sweden

Jacob said...

Another craft that I find incomprehensible! How do they do that...it is incredibly beautiful! I suppose they don't make up the designs in their head but use old native American designs...