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Laverne Barber is Back, Better than Ever!

Thursday, September 28, 2017 2:03 PM

Laverne Barber is Back, Better than Ever!
I was trying to remember how I met Laverne Barber. She is the daughter of Anna Mae Barber who was the oldest sister of the five Burnham area weavers. When their mother died, Anna Mae basically raised Marie. Alice, Helen and Sandy. They are all world class Navajo weavers.

Back in the 1970's, I was a working in my father's rug room when Helen brought a weaving in. Not long after, the other family members started to bring their pieces into the showroom. They were very different from the weavings that you normally saw, combining elements from all of the weaving areas, using all hand spun wool and breaking most of the rules about Navajo design.
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Learning About Anthony Tallboy

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 4:16 PM

Learning About Anthony Tallboy

Navajo weaver and Medicine Man Anthony Tallboy came to the gallery yesterday with a beautiful Storm pattern.

We had been expecting him. He called on Friday to say he would have the weaving done by Monday. After he called, I started thinking about how long I’d known Anthony.

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