Thunder and Lightning Basket by Joann Johnson (#136)

Thunder and Lightning Basket by Joann Johnson
Thunder and Lightning Basket by Joann Johnson
Thunder and Lightning Basket by Joann Johnson

Thunder and Lightning Basket by Joann Johnson (#136)

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Joann Johnson is celebrated for the geometric creativity and the colorful palates of her baskets. Her Thunder and Lightning basket draws the viewer into the vibrant center with its skillful blend of primary colors. It is another memorable effort by one of the premier Navajo basket weavers of the Four Corners region.


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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Thunder
The Thunder people are very powerful and therefore potentially dangerous gods? More about this legend

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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