Holy People and Mountains by Betty Rock Johnson (#123)

10 1/4"


$250.00


To the Navajo, all mountains are holy and cloud patterns are sacred. Mountains are where Deities dwell and cloud formations bring nourishing rain. The natural world is a place to be honored and respected. By doing so, that positive energy is returned to the People in the form of sustenance to feed the body and soul. Traditional Navajo weaver, Betty Rock Johnson, creates clean baskets displaying basic imagery packed with meaning. 


Betty Rock Johnson

Born and raised on the Eastern edge of Monument Valley, Betty Rock Johnson is a true child of the desert. Raised traditionally in the old way of the Dine ("the people"). She has the look and character of an Elder. The sun, wind, and rain are responsible for the unique character of both the land formations and the furrowed brow and leathery features of its residents. Betty is a product of the elements and shows Mother Earth's handiwork in her eyes and countenance. A basket weaver from a very young age Betty Johnson has perfected her art and creates unique interpretations of her native culture and beliefs. Betty has also produced a number of offspring, she has trained in basket weaving to make it a family affair - an effort the family both enjoys a great deal and relies on to supplement their income.

A basket weaver from a very young age, Betty Johnson has perfected her art and creates unique interpretations of her native culture and beliefs. Seven of Betty's children are basketry artists, weavers she has trained in basket weaving to make it a family affair - an effort the family both enjoys a great deal and relies on to supplement their income.