Friday, January 20, 2012

Tales of a Traveling Weaver Chapter 5; Weaving patterns...

Montezuma Valley (where Cortez is) from Mesa Verde

Last week we spent some time at Mesa Verde National Park. I would have stayed longer but they kicked us out at dark.

Weave for us a garment of brightness;
may the warp be the white light of morning;
may the weft be the red light of evening;
may the fringe be the falling rain;
may the border be the standing rainbow.
                                                                   -Tewa song


The patterns in the stone walls are fascinating to me. I have used ideas and feelings from these walls in my Emergence series of tapestries, especially Emergence I and Emergence V (links to photos of those pieces). Repetition is important. I have resisted it in many places in my life. But repetition teaches us something. It is comforting, and we learn from it. These walls are beautiful.
A wall at Lowry Pueblo, Canyon of the Ancients National Monument

Sunset at Lowry Pueblo, Canyon of the Ancients National Monument

Square Tower House, Mesa Verde National Park
Lowry Pueblo wall, Canyon of the Ancients National Monument
Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park
Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde National Park
La Plata Mountains from Mesa Verde


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