Alisa Peacock

  • Navajo
  • Textiles

Hi. I am Alisa Peacock. I am Navajo (Dine). I am a 4th generation Navajo rug/textile weaver. I started in May 1994, under the tutelage of my grandmother, when she made me my first weaving warp to start my first weaving and pretty much left it up to me to learn her weaving skills. That summer of 1994, my grandmother would come by the house every day to check on me and see how far I was progressing in my work, and she was happy with how fast I was picking up the skills and designs especially the part of keeping my edges straight. I cherish all that 4months of tutelage she spent with me on my introduction to weaving, since she left this world in September 1994. I took that as a sign that my grandmother left her weaving to me to carry on her designs, her style of the Yei deities, and the natural hand dyes wool process. A lot of my inspiration comes from the style of Yeis my grandmother wove, because that particular style belongs in our family weaving history.

Sample of Work

Sun Yei

Sun Yei

38' x 46"

Textiles

Firedancers Yei

Firedancers Yei

32" x 39"

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Simple Yei

Simple Yei

22' X 46'

Textiles