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Navajo Wall Hanging, Dye Chart and 3D Printed Vase

08 Oct

While we were at The Hubble Trading Post, we treated ourselves to a beautiful piece of Navajo weaving and then, when we were in Monument Valley, also on Navajo Nation  lands, we found a pretty dye chart which shows some of the natural dyes used in the making of the rugs and wall hangings.

Small wall hanging woven by El Dora Bia, Style Burntwater

Dye Chart made by Rosalyn H Washburn (Dine)

Our eldest daughter is visiting for a while to help winterise the boat and she brought a couple of presents with her, elegant 3D printed vases, one red and one black, shapes that would be impossible to make in any other way.

3D printed vase

 
 

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5 responses to “Navajo Wall Hanging, Dye Chart and 3D Printed Vase

  1. Our Growing Paynes

    October 9, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    I love that dye chart! What a great way to pass down knowledge.

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      October 9, 2018 at 5:04 pm

      I agree. I just wish I could have brought home the A2 sized one with so many more plants. Rosalyn learned the craft from her mother and is now one of very few who make these dye charts. The plants are found throughout the Navajo Nation and we saw all but one of those on the chart on our journey. 🙂

       
  2. utesmile

    October 8, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    I am intrigued by that 3D printing…. what material is the vase and is it watertight?

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      October 10, 2018 at 8:27 am

      It’s plastic and not waterproof until we swill it out with a varnish to seal it. It can take dry flowers of course and the black one has a gorgeous matt finish that didn’t show well on a photo but, I hope will complement flower brightness. 🙂

       

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