Mark Sublette’s latest murder mystery hinges on his chief character, Charles Bloom, falling in love first with an attractive and witty Navajo weaver and secondarily with high-quality Navajo textiles. The by-product of this engaging story is your exposure to the basics of collecting American Indian weavings.
Information gained in Sublette’s novel is further expanded by Ann Lane Hedlund’s modest fact-driven book Beyond the Loom Keys to Understanding Early Southwestern Weaving.
Together they represent painless learning.
Dr. Hedlund also stages hands-on textile workshops designed to deepen your ability to discern characteristics of Southwestern weavings, held at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. Ann functions as Program Director of the Gloria F. Ross Tapestry Program at the U of A. An interesting sidelight, Gloria F. Ross was Helen Frankenthaler’s sister.
Both books are available through Amazon.com.
Corinne Cain of www.SavvyCollector.com