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Louise Nez
Reservation Scene
commercial yarn
41 1/8 x 41 3/4 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson

Although Louise Nez is the daughter of a traditional Navajo weaver, it was the influence of her daughter, Florence Riggs, that prompted her to begin weaving memory scenes of her early life on the reservation in Arizona. People herd, weave, and care for their families in this tranquil landscape dotted with birds, butterflies, and colorful flowers.