Navajo artist Agnes Davis and her beading & weaving art – All images are copyright and belong to Agnes. Do not reproduce without the artist’s permission
Agnes Davis is a Navajo artist from Chinle, Arizona. She creates very fine woven textiles out of wool. This is skill that Navajo women have perfected over the generations and are they world renowned for their art. Recently Agnes has had to have hand surgery and does not have the strength to string her loom. Her sister taught her to bead and she does that just as beautifully as she weaves. She uses very tiny beads and gives great attention to detail. This is now her preferred form of art until she is fully healed. Her art is her only income.
Antlered Deer – Click on the image to view in online shop
Agnes was kind enough to make some antlered deer earrings by request for the Sisterhood of the Antlers women!! There will be more deer designs coming soon
Beaded Butterly earrings – Click the image to view in the online shop
Beaded bear earrings – click on the image to view in the shop
Image sources (Arizona University & http://www.navajo-churrosheep.com)
Anyone who knows me knows I like sheep. I’m particularly fond of the primitive sheep breeds like the Scottish Soay sheep who are the most primitive form of domestic sheep. The Navajo Churro sheep are descended from the Churra, an ancient Iberian breed from the Zamora province in Spain. Agnes is a weaver and you can purchase some of her designs below – new woven work will be added to the Etsy online shop soon.
Navajo Woven Rug by Agnes – Click on the image to view on Etsy
Navajo Woven Rug by Agnes – CLick on the image to view on Etsy
Deer Dancer Rattle
As an artist, I’ve been supported by women on my journey and I’d like to support Agnes to buy beads or whatever she needs by offering this beautiful deer rattle. This rattle is listed in my Etsy shop. It can only be shipped within the US. This rattle came to me and as it’s a beautiful handmade native American item I’d prefer that the proceeds went back to a native American.
Beaded bag – click on the image to view in the online shop – more beaded bags in shop
Lyn who runs the Etsy shop as a place to sell the Navajo women’s work she purchases supports other native women such as Reneisha Curley. who makes these beaded bags.