Diné Textiles: Nizhónígo Hadadít’eh
Diné (Navajo) apparel design is constantly evolving. From wearing blankets and mantas through contemporary art, the more than 20 works featured in this exhibition span over 150 years of design resilience and creativity. They also demonstrate hózhó (balance, beauty, and harmony), a Diné concept shown through symmetrical geometric design, light and dark color, and the continuance of practice through matriarchal teaching.
–Sháńdíín Brown (Diné), Henry Luce Curatorial Fellow for Native American Art
Diné Textiles: Nizhónígo Hadadít’eh is the work of the Henry Luce Curatorial Fellow for Native American Art, which is funded by a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. RISD Museum is supported by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and with the generous partnership of the Rhode Island School of Design, its Board of Trustees, and Museum Governors.