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#116: First Place First Phase

January 26, 2010

More Navajo, not a big deal.  Thanks to Jeff for passing along this exceptional clip.

Formerly the most valuable appraisal to ever appear on the U.S. broadcast of the Antiques Roadshow, but knocked into 2nd place in January 2009, and then into 3rd place in January 2010.

For still more information on weavings and especially the First Phase of the Navajo craft, try the wonderful Navaho Weaving: Its Technic and History, first published in 1934. (Thanks to TT for gifting me my very special old edition, endearingly laden with typos.)

FUN UPDATE: See Andy’s post on the fir$t and $econd place Antiques Roadshow moments here.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 27, 2010 12:08 pm

    it choked me up a bit seeing him choke up a bit! wow… lucky man

  2. January 27, 2010 2:16 pm

    great clip on 1st phase

  3. parcelgilt permalink
    February 9, 2010 3:03 pm

    A professor of mine wrote a great book about Navajo weaving with another scholar that illuminates and analyzes Navajo weaving in a really appealing way, comparing it with the best of non-figural art (Pollock, Mondrian).

    http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Dynamic-Symmetry-and-Holistic-Asymmetry-in-Navajo-and-Western-Art-and-Cosmology/Gary-Witherspoon/e/9780820418605/

  4. February 10, 2010 2:53 pm

    awesome. hadn’t watched it really. love this sssht.

  5. Richard Bettuyye permalink
    September 15, 2011 3:50 am

    This is a good blog. Keep up all the work. I too love to blog. This is great everyone sharing opinions.

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