Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Silver Stars at Window Rock

Today, Sandy and I attended the Silver Stars exhibit at the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, Arizona. The gallery show featured sample works of some of the most elite Navajo Silversmiths. Most of the jewelry represented was created by living artists. One notable exception was Harry Morgan who died in 2007. He was a highly respected fifth-generation silversmith who was credited at the exhibit for the revival of the classic old style Navajo jewelry in the 1970's when bright shiny Navajo pieces dominated the market. The show was purely exhibit, no sales. I took this picture of the well known giant Window Rock sandstone landmark before heading deep into the reservation to buy a new rug at Two Grey Hills.