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Lesson Plans

Re: Great Masters

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Christine Merriam (
Sat, 17 May 1997 10:12:13 -0600

Re Blanket designs...
Just an interesting tidbit... most of the Navajo rug designs we see
are strongly influenced by oriental rugs. The traders in the late 1890's
along the railroad found a market for native weavings, and showed the
oriental rugs to the weavers.... since they were popular at the time...
I always try to help my students see that cultures learn alot from many
sources..... and wonder more and more... what is "pure cultural art" :)
Chris Merriam