Anasazi Tribute

Reading about the Anasazi from the four corners region in the book–Those Who Came Before–written by Robert and Florence Lister for the National Park Service, I was struck by the simplicity of line in Anasazi art.

So being a felter I wanted to translate

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or interpret a pattern into wool from those ancient times.  The Anasazi people were the ancesters of the modern Pueblo people in New Mexico. Elements of the language and culture remain. I wanted to keep that aesthetic alive in a different medium.

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This is a picture of Basketmaker III from the text.

Here is my tribute:

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Closer

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The figures seem to dance on the background.

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I needlefelted the figures and placed them in their world of mesas and hills with the azure skies of New Mexico.

My tribute to the long ago Anasazi artist.

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