Navajo Doodle Basket - Joann Johnson (#96)

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Navajo Doodle Basket - Joann Johnson (#96)

Signature of Navajo Basket Weaver Joann Johnson

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15 1/2" x 2 3/4" deep
Rounds: 27

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Joann Johnson is one of the most daring and dramatic of the Navajo basket weavers. Her mind is constantly focused on design and creativity. Interpretive solutions to those designs, and transferring them from her imagination to the sumac, is beyond the ability of most weavers. This particular design came from Joann’s understanding of the Navajo Creation Myth, where thoughts, ideals, and principles swirled about in an animated flux. The basic building blocks of a culture were caught in the vortex and then, eventually, coalesced to form the Beauty Way. After fifteen years, this basket returns to us from an estate where it enjoyed an honored place in a prominent collection. 


About the artist:

Navajo Basket Weaver Joann Johnson

A fourth generation Navajo basket weaver, Joann Johnson has a passionate awareness of her heritage and history. Born and raised in Monument Valley, she has spent her life in the Navajo heartland, surrounded by the sacred mountains and monuments that tell the stories of her people's past.

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Navajo Basketry

Basketry is a woman's industry, which is also pursued by the nadle (he changes), hermaphrodites, or men skilled in the arts and industries of both men and women. Basketry, however, is not classified with textile fabrics (yistl'o), but with sewing (nalkhad). It is of interest also that, while the basket is in progress, the sewer is untouched and avoided by the members of her family?

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