How to Weave a Navajo Rug has detailed how-to instructions, meticulously illustrated by a Navajo artist, from warping the loom to important finishing touches. For the first time, master Navajo weavers themselves share the deep, inside story of how these textiles are created, and how their creation resonates in Navajo culture. This book is the only how-to book on Navajo weaving told by Navajo weavers. Their contribution to cultural understanding and the preservation of their craft is priceless.
Lynda Teller Pete and Barbara Teller Ornelas are fifth-generation Navajo weavers who have been weaving since they were young girls. Internationally acclaimed for their fine tapestry weaving, their lives and work have been featured in many publications and have been the subject of the Craft in America television program. Their weaving has been exhibited at galleries and museums throughout the world. Together, they teach Navajo weaving workshops at museums, galleries, and guilds, valuing the opportunity to serve as ambassadors for their Navajo culture and traditions.