Eye Dazzler Basket by Alicia Nelson (#254)

Eye Dazzler Basket by Alicia Nelson
Eye Dazzler Basket by Alicia Nelson
Eye Dazzler Basket by Alicia Nelson

Eye Dazzler Basket by Alicia Nelson (#254)

Signature of Navajo Basket Weaver Alicia Nelson


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Alicia is known for her black and white, geometric design baskets, but this subtle Eye Dazzler basket is rendered in delicate shades of grey. From a central star, bands of grey and natural sumac seem to radiate outward. This is another characteristically fine example of Alicia’s work.

About the artist:

Navajo Basket Artist Alicia Nelson

Young and vulnerable to other's opinions, Alicia Nelson has nonetheless learned to trust her own instincts, and this has served her well as she has gone from being an apprentice basket weaver to an artist in her own right. Alicia trained under her mother-in-law, the famous Mary Holiday Black, recipient of the National Endowments 1995 Arts Heritage Award and fellowship. Alicia is one of only an estimated two dozen Navajo weavers who incorporate pictorial images into their baskets.

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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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