Navajo Folk Art
Navajo Folk Art Chickens
A discussion about Navajo folk art would be incomplete without mentioning chickens - those crazy chickens! Many Navajo artists exist in this movement and our pleasure is watching the constant and rapid innovation in the Navajo folk art. As with other forms of Native American art, it brings great pleasure to the owner. Perhaps its best contribution is the laughter and smiles it inspires while it pushes you to look deeper into the Navajo viewpoint.
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This hand made Navajo folk art chicken stands 8 inches high including stand and straw tail.
It is beautifully painted in a whimsical navajo design with eagle feathers.
Artist: Chandler Begay.
This hand made Navajo folk art chicken stands 8.5 inches high including stand and straw tail.
It is beautifully painted in a whimsical cowboy design.
Artist: T. Shorty.
Sheep are very traditional in Navajo life so it makes sense that sheep are depicted in various ways in folk art.
Harold Davidson Sheep Carving
Navajo animal carver Harold Davidson makes fascinating animals. Each of his pieces captures the beauty of the “Mother Earth” creature and always has wonderful character. He decorates each piece with radiant colored feathers attached by colorful beads. The eyes are turquoise inlay.
He does his carvings in alabaster. This piece is both signed by the artist and numbered.
It measures 2.5 inches high and 3 inches from nose to tail. Highly collectible.
Navajo made folk art sheep. Wooden legs and head. Leather ears. Real sheep's wool body.
Fluffy white wool covers this sheep. It measures 5 inches tall and 6 inches long.
Long Curly Wool
Navajo Sheep or Goat
Soft and silky long wool from sheep or perhaps an angora goat. Real wool is mounted on hand painted wood. Ears are leather.
This sheep measures 8 inches long by 5 inches tall.
Gorgeous, unusual piece. Navajo made.
Absolutely adorable hand beaded lamb. Measures 2 and 1/4 inches tall and 2 inches long.
Ears move as does the tail.
Nice Navajo bead work.