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An object whose form is elaborated to provide visual and tactile pleasure to enhance its rhetorical power as visual representation
characteristics of Hohokam pottery
anvil and paddle, red on tan or buff, geometric designs, animals
Dolls made by fathers to instruct the girls in creation stories of their culture, including colors, forms and symbols
Found in the Chihuahua Casas Grandes Valley, pronounced curvilinear motif along with the macaw or parrot beak and larger rounded base
Influenced by Palarito excavations in caves and murals, founder of the Ildefonso painting tradition
Ceremonial Buffalo Dance Velino Herrera 1948
one of the original students of the Santa Fe School to visit Elizabeth Duff's painting sessions
Navajo word to describe themselves, meaning "the people" they migrated from SW Canada between 1300-1500 AD
Mythology of Navajo weaving
Spider Woman taught the Dine how to weave. Spider Man gave them instructions for building the looms. The first loom was of sky and earth cords, with weaving tools of sunlight, lightning, shell, and crystal
History of Navajo weaving
Navajos learned to weave from the Pueblo peoples who were influenced by the Spanish. Spanish influence includes wool, indigo (blue) dye, and simple stripe patterns.
3rd phase blanket
The final branching out of design as the Navajo started to create more patterns versus the more traditional weaving of their Puebloan teachers
after the late classic period, aniline dyes in a larger array of colors was available, however these were more garish and less desireable,
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