Arizona Art History
with an emphasis on representational art
Art of Navajo Weaving and The Durango Collection of Southwest Textiles, The is a 56 minute dual-film video distributed by Interpark, Cortez, CO. The Art of Navajo Weaving beautifully documents the state of Navajo weaving, looking at it's origins and, through a visit with a contemporary Navajo weaving family, it's current state. It features Isabel and Geanita John, award winning pictorial weavers. The Durango Collection, an interesting and educational film, is a tour through the Durango Collection, the most complete collection of Navajo and Southwestern weaving in the world. The Collection is a part of The Southwest Center at Fort Lewis College The film is narrated by Jackson Clark and Mark Winter. (text courtesy of petroglyphtrail.com)
Marks of the Ancestors: Ancient Indian Rock Art of Arizona. 1994 Echo Productions LLC
Sandpainting: A Navajo Tradition is a 38 minute video produced by National Park Service Films and distributed by Interpark, Cortez, CO. This ceremonial practice, steeped in an age old sacred process, gives guidance and comfort to the navajo. After grinding the stones and sifting the sand, a Navajo family demonstrates the ancient rite, explaining the meaning of the sand colors and symbols. Join Sandpainters Juanita and David Peters at their home. (text courtesy of petroglyphtrail.com) Available through the Fine Arts Museum, Santa Fe.
Weavers: Contemporary Navajo Weaving is a 15 minute 1992 video produced by the Denver Art Museum.
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