Songs from the loom : a Navajo girl learns to weave (Book, 1995) [WorldCat.org]
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Songs from the loom : a Navajo girl learns to weave

Author: Monty Roessel
Publisher: Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, ©1995.
Series: We are still here.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"As he photographs his mother teaching his 10-year-old daughter, Jaclyn, how to weave the Navajo way, Roessel does some fine weaving of his own. Roessel, more cultural emissary than passive observer, weaves bountiful insights regarding Navajo culture into his photo-essay, ranging from ancient stories about weaving to the current state of Navajo unemployment. Nali Ruth, Jaclyn's grandmother, lives on a reservation in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Literature
Folklore
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Named Person: Jaclyn Roessel; Jaclyn Roessel
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Monty Roessel
ISBN: 0822526573 9780822526575 0822597128 9780822597124 9781439533826 1439533822
OCLC Number: 31900493
Description: 48 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 22 x 25 cm.
Series Title: We are still here.
Responsibility: text and photographs by Monty Roessel.

Abstract:

"As he photographs his mother teaching his 10-year-old daughter, Jaclyn, how to weave the Navajo way, Roessel does some fine weaving of his own. Roessel, more cultural emissary than passive observer, weaves bountiful insights regarding Navajo culture into his photo-essay, ranging from ancient stories about weaving to the current state of Navajo unemployment. Nali Ruth, Jaclyn's grandmother, lives on a reservation in Arizona and begins her teaching with a prayer "to the Sun and the Holy People so they will know you are learning the old ways." Shearing, carding, spinning, dyeing, and weaving--Nali Ruth takes Jaclyn step-by-step through the rug-making process, all the while sharing Navajo stories and perspectives. Both the process of weaving and the culture surrounding it are fascinating; the varied photographs communicate the culture's richness with equal aplomb."

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