Mark will be signing his book The Master Weavers: Celebrating 100 Years of Navajo Textile Artists from the Toadlena/ Two Grey Hills Weaving Region from 11am- 1.30pm.
This book "is the culmination of over twenty years of research. Gathered from museums, public archives, and private families is the history of the spectacularly scenic region, the local traders, and the notable weaving families. It is intertwined with information acquired during thousands of interviews with the region's weavers. The book illustrates the lineage of the local weaving tradition that has passed from grandmothers to mothers, and mothers to daughters (and sometimes sons), that continues to this day. Genealogy charts depict the weaving families and clans, historic and contemporary photographs personalize the textiles, and the many exquisite color plates, and detailed diagrams offer a wealth of information not seen elsewhere on the subject of navajo weaving. Several generations of many of the families' rugs are shown along with multiple decades of a single weavers work when possible. The Master Weavers presents great insight into the culture and people who, through their weaving tradition, have achieved one of the highest artistic and technical standards possible. Honoring the weavers of yesteryear and the present, The Master Weavers, serves as a 'who's who' of Toadlena/ Two Grey Hills weavers and their families." Dust jacket
This delightful holiday story is told through the letters that a young girl named Isabella writes to her parents about her trip to Arizona to visit her cousin Carlos where they visit the world's largest cactus, explore the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, hear mariachi bands, and even see the London Bridge now located in this beautiful state.