An interview with D.Y. Begay conducted 2021 October 7, by Cecile R. Ganteaume for the Archives of American Art, at Begay's studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Biographical / Historical:
D.Y. Begay (1953- ) is a fourth generation Navajo weaver in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Begay's work builds on traditional methods with hand-spun fleece and handmade dyes and draws inspiration from the local landscape.
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
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