Sunday, October 11, 2020

Sunday Stamps: Arts and crafts

 Hello and welcome to my blog.

This week we are looking at art and crafts on stamps.  I am sharing today a set of stamps I have shared a long time ago, but so appropriate for today:

According to Wikipedia:

"Navajo rugs and blankets (Navajo: diyogí) are textiles produced by Navajo people of the Four Corners area of the United States. Navajo textiles are highly regarded and have been sought after as trade items for over 150 years. Commercial production of handwoven blankets and rugs has been an important element of the Navajo economy....Navajo textiles were originally utilitarian blankets for use as cloaks, dresses, saddle blankets, and similar purposes. Toward the end of the 19th century, weavers began to make rugs for tourism and export. Typical Navajo textiles have strong geometric patterns."

They are so beautiful!

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Mail Adventures said...

Amazing textile art. I love these stamps, as I'd like to see these works in person.

violet s said...

You can certainly see the strong geometric design associated with the Navajo in these rugs.
Lovely choice :)

Joy said...

I wonder what they used as natural dies, attractive objects.

Bob Scotney said...

Having seen some Navajo textiles in a USA market I am even more impressed by their feel as well. Good to see on stamps.


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