the weavers
male weavers of dine' nation
Jason Harvey

Many Navajo weavers begin weaving as young children, at six or seven years old. Jason Harvey created his first weaving when he was sixteen or seventeen. Today, a mere seven or eight years later, he creates elaborate storm pattern and Germantown-style rugs.

An accounting student, Jason is no stranger to complicated math problems. He applies the same principles to his weaving matrix. Without any drawings or preconceived plans, he likes to create increasingly complex geometric motifs. He starts his weft (horizontal yarns) with the background color, and the design and color combinations fall into place. Jason is teaching several aunts to master his unique weaving designs and intricate color palette.

Storm Pattern Rug, 1999

site credits
 Museum of Indian Arts & CultureMuseum of New Mexico