Patterns Of Transition
Acrylic, 36" x 36"
Southwest Native Americans
have survived through adaptation,
keeping cultural values intact,
while accepting change and
innovation where it suits them.
When their beautiful utilitarian
wares caught the eyes of tourists
and traders arriving by rail in the
1880’s, they began experimenting
with new designs and materials for
this eager market. This
“transitional” Navajo textile and
sophisticated Acoma jar were born
of this era.