Warp, weft and Wal-Mart

Green, Joslyn
June 2008
High Country News;6/9/2008, Vol. 40 Issue 11, p4
The article profiles Marie Begay, a traditional hand weaver in Burnham, New Mexico. It is cited that the travel of Mary Jane and Jackson Clark, casual travelers, had bought them to Begay to buy rugs for the Toh-Atin Indian Art Gallery. Begay is describe to follow the old ways in shearing, carding, spinning and weaving wool of her own sheep. Begay notes that it is her grandmother that taught her to weave since she was nine years old. Begay had demonstrated the toilsome steps to make rug, having traditional vertical Navajo loom and trademark of brown, gray, black and snowy white done by washing wool with alkali.


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