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

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′.

 

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

Churro 241 : Navajo Rug : Contemporary Yei Pictorial

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Navajo Weaver Helene Nez

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