Revival Childs Wearing Blanket
Janice Vanwinkle of Navajo, NM is one the daughters of master weaver, Nellie Joe. Nellie taught Janice and her sisters Gloria Begay, Lillian Vanwinkle, and Alice Vanwinkle that weaving would provide them with a way of making a living. Janice’s beautiful Chief Blanket shows the design skills and technical excellence that hallmark the work of every single weaver in this family.
Janice often uses the classic Chief Blanket as a basis for her designs. The palette and motifs allow her to anchor her work in traditional style and contemporary design geometry. The basic design layout she uses here is what traders refer to as a nine-spot Third Phase Chief Blanket. Diamond motifs of all kinds are the hallmark the Third Phase.
25″ x 35″ by Janice VanWinkle, Navajo