Weaving a revolution : a celebration of contemporary Navajo baskets / foreword by Sarah B. George ; preface by Becky Menlove ; essays by Lisa Thompson ... [et. al.] ; photos by Kirstin Roper ; illustrations by Natalia Wilkins ; designed by Timothy Ross Lee ; [editor, Becky Menlov]
Published for the exhibition held at the museum 12 January - 30 April 2013.
Navajo belief in a contemporary world / Clarenda Begay -- The Navajo basket renaissance: an overview / Carol Edison -- Trading posts past and present / Steve Simpson -- Embellishing the spiral: continuity and change in Navajo basket making / Susan Brown McGreevy -- Weaving baskets, weaving stories / Kathy Kankainen
Artists: Jeanne Begay -- Orlando Begay -- Bonnie Bitsinnie -- Charlene Bitsinnie -- Kee Bitsinnie -- Anderson Black -- Cora Black -- Jamison Black -- Kayla Black -- Lorraine Black -- Mary Holiday Black -- Peggy Black -- Sally Black -- Evelyn Cly -- Nellie Grandson -- Agnes Gray -- Elsie Holiday -- Peter Holiday -- Benjamin Johnson -- Betty Johnson -- Chris Johnson -- Joann Johnson -- Fannie King -- Alicia Nelson -- Betty Rock -- Eleanor Rock -- Etta Rock
"The Twin Rocks Trading Post Collection comprises nearly 250 remarkable baskets woven by Members of the Navajo Nation from the Utah Strip of the Navajo reservation. The collection illustrates the extraordinary renaissance of the art of Navajo basket weaving, an art form practiced by only a few Utah weavers and virtually unknown by Navajos elsewhere on the reservation. This volume documents the collection and the stories behind the renaissance, which has become a revolution of sorts - a revolution of design that has yielded a beautiful expression of Navajo culture."-- p. 24.