D.Y. Begay

Most Influential Person

Navajo weaver, fiber artist

Why Is D.Y. Begay Influential?

According to Wikipedia, D.Y. Begay is a Navajo textile artist born into the Tó’tsohnii Clan and born from the Táchii'nii Clan. Biography Begay is a fourth generation weaver who grew up surrounded by women weavers. From them she learned sheep herding and shearing, and how to work with wool. She learned to spin and card wool, and traditional Navajo weaving. Her mother taught her to identify plants to make dyes and to understand the dyeing process. At the age of 12, Begay sold her first rug. She later studied fiber arts at Arizona State University where she received her teacher's certificate. She lives in Tselani on the Navajo Nation and in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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