Johona began weaving at age 3.
“I learned how to weave before I learned how to talk!”
“Everyone in my tribe was surprised by my talent.” - Johona
Navajo weaving is a complicated art that requires 30 years to master. However, by 20, Johona was working the traditional loom like a master!
“Weaving is very personal and spiritual. I weave my dreams into every rug.” - Johona
Recently, Johona received great news that her granddaughter was pregnant. To celebrate the arrival of her great-grandchild, Johona decided to weave her finest Navajo rug yet.
“To receive a Navajo rug from an elder would be a great honor!” - Johona’s great-granddaughter