This coloring book covers everything from raising sheep to wool dyeing to specific rug and blanket designs. Learn about various Navajo designs while coloring a Wide Ruins, Teec Nos Pos or Two Grey Hills rug.
Date Published 2/1/1994
Rated By: Tracy Robert
From: Albuquerque, NM
Comments: Well Done! "Navajo Rugs and Blankets: A Coloring Book" is an excellent supplement to children's books about Navajo weaving. The first section in this book introduces the Navajo world and historical information about the significance of their woven rugs. All of these introductory pages have a few sentences of text with related pictures to color. The rest of the book is coloring pages of individual rug patterns, which were often named for the region of their origin. The pattern names are given with color suggestions. The pictures of the rugs are informative for anyone (adults included) who want to see rug patterns in their most basic forms.
What I like most about this book is that the pictures are not overly simplified as a preschooler's basic coloring book, but are also not overly detailed. This book is just right for elementary children of all ages and any middle schooler who may still like a good coloring book. I have owned several copies of this book and have shared pages with elementary students and it has always been a hit for those quiet moments in the day!
Rated By: A. Johnson
From: Salt Lake City, utah
Comments: Simple but informative This coloring book packs a double wallop. It is both informative and entertaining. I would recommend it to children and adults of all ages who are interested a in short, simple, understandable, and fun lesson about Navajo traditions and blankets.