National Geographic : 1938 May
NATURE PAINTS NEW MEXICO NAVAJO SQUAWS, WEAVING RUGS AND BLANKETS, PROVIDE MUCH OF THE TRIBE'S INCOME Choosing colored yarns from her basket, the squaw at this primitive loom forms symmetrical patterns from memory. Indians usually market their huge output of rugs and jewelry through licensed reservation traders or curio shops in near-by towns. © National Geographic Society Vrnlay Photographs by Richard H. Stewart "WATCH CLOSELY NOW, AND SEE HOW PAPA MAKES A BRACELET" With his charcoal fire, bellows, anvil, hammer, and other tools, this Navajo silversmith works in his hogan, or earth-covered home, east of Gallup. Silver jewelry forms the equivalent of a savings bank account for many a Navajo.