helene nez

Helene Nez’s Gallery Wall

Helene Nez, born in 1977, learned weaving from her mother, Master Weaver Grace Nez. She started weaving when she was 19 and is now a master weaver herself.  Helen said, “Sandpaintings are my favorite design.  In the sandpainting, the rainbow is special to the Navajo because it represents rain.  Rain washes away pain and gives us moisture for life.  When I started the Arrow People it was pretty difficult, but that is one reason why I wanted to do it.  I am where water meets born of Tangle clan.  My nali is Comanche Warrior and my grandparents are Bitter Water.”
Helene has won 6 Major Awards at the All Indian Inter-Tribal Ceremonial from 2006 to 2014.  Most of her weavings take up to 2 years to make, otherwise she probably would have more honors. Her weavings have also been on exhibit in the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg, AZ.

Below is a selection of Navajo Weavings by Helene.
Though few they are the BEST “Works of Art”!
For detailed of each weaving, please click on the photos below.
For more information please contact us. We will be glad to help you.

steve@navajorug.com
or 520-455-5020

Churro 241 : Navajo Rug : Contemporary Yei Pictorial

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Navajo Rug made with Churro Wool

Churro 241 : Navajo Yei Pictorial  :  Helene Nez : 4′ x 9′ : Page 25

Phoenix Home & Garden Article

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Phoenix Home and Garden

Churro 344 by Helene Nez displayed beautifully.

Helene Nez : Bistie Navajo Rug on the loom

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Navajo Weaver Helene Nez

 Helene Nez Navajo Weaver : Bistie Navajo Rug.    The finished weaving will be 4′ x 5′.

 

Churro 1334 : Bistie Style Weaving : by Helene Nez

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

Churro 1334: Bistie Pictorial Navajo Rug

Churro 1334 : Bistie Pictorial Navajo Rug : Helene Nez : 42″ x 60″  

We finally harvested this one! But picked at its peak, and now adding its beauty to
Northern California.
 
***ON APPROVAL- HIGHLY APPROVED OF***
***SOLD***

Navajo Rug, Churro # 635, Navajo Pictorial Double Saddle Blanket, woven by Helene Nez, 2011 Award Winner

Monday, April 9th, 2012

2011 Award Winner woven by Helene Nez

Churro # 635
Navajo Pictorial Double Saddle Blanket
Helene Nez 
3 x 5 1/2

FIRST PLACE OF PICTORIAL
2011 Gallup Inter Tribal Ceremonial
***SOLD*** 

Churro 1096 : Navajo Double Saddle Blanket Pictorial : Helene Nez : 2010 Award Winner

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

Churro 1096 : Navajo Double Saddle Blanket Pictorial

Churro 1096 : Helene Nez : Navajo Double Saddle Blanket Pictorial : 36″ x 60″
First Place 2010 Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial   ***SOLD***


Churro 1021 : Helene Nez : SANDPAINTING RUGS

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Churro 1021 Big Thunder Sandpainting American Indian Weaving

Churro # 1021 : Helene Nez : Big Thunder Navajo Sandpainting Weaving
VERY, VERY FINE AND TIGHTLY WOVEN ! 47″ x 51″ ***SOLD***

Churro 1409 : Helene Nez : 1st Place & Best of Category Sandpainting Weaving : 2014

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Churro 1409r

Churro 1409 : 1ST PLACE & BEST OF CATEGORY Sandpainting Weaving :  2014 GALLUP INTER-TRIBAL CEREMONIAL ***SOLD***
Master Weaver Helene Nez : Mother Earth Chant Sandpainting Weaving  : Size 47″ x 52″

 

Churro 1302 : Blue Corn People Sandpainting : Helene Nez : 1ST PLACE & BEST OF CATEGORY & BEST OF WEAVINGS

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

Churro 1302 : Shooting Way Sandpainting

 Churro 1302 : Helene Nez : Size 4’10” x 5′ –  (1.47M x 1.52M)   **SOLD** pg.24

1ST PLACE & BEST OF CATEGORY “SANDPAINTING WEAVINGS” AND
“BEST OF ALL WEAVINGS” : 2013 GALLUP ALL INDIAN INTER-TRIBAL CEREMONIAL

 

Churro 1483 : Navajo Rug : Helene Nez

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Navajo Rug Teec Nos Pos Churro 1483

Churro 1483 :  Teec Nos Pos Navajo Rug : Helene Nez : 2′ x 3′***SOLD***

Navajo Rug : Arrow People Sandpainting : Helene Nez : Churro 679: 1st Place & Best of Category & Best of Weavings 2006

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Arrow People

 Navajo Rug : Churro 679 : Helene Nez : Size 4’4″ x 5′  – page 25

1ST PLACE & BEST OF CATEGORY “SANDPAINTING WEAVINGS” AND
“BEST OF ALL WEAVINGS” : 2006 GALLUP ALL INDIAN INTER-TRIBAL CEREMONIAL