Navajo Dye Weaves~ Tuesday Tidbits #103

Hello Friends!

I have been meaning to share this with you for a while. This is a new picture we purchased for over our mantel in the family room. It’s considered a…

Native American Navajo Sampler of Vegetable Dyes used in Navajo Weavings.

A Navajo woman by the name of Isabel Deschinny taught all of her children how to pick different plants and make dyes from them. These dye charts were invented by her daughter Mable Burnside-Myers. The family has assisted Mable with these charts and have also made their own.

We really enjoyed this when we saw this picture in an antique store and were thrilled to bring it home. Look at all the herbs, flowers, berries, seeds and plants used to dye the yarns. They say the fresher the plant the better and darker the dye.

Navajo Rugs are weaved on a loom very much like this but on a larger scale.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you learned something new today.