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A New Time
Nancy Naranjo
Eastern Cherokee, Frederick, Maryland
82" x 58”
MSUM 1996:96.1
Photo by Fumio Ichikawa, all rights reseved by the Michigan State University Museum

By combining painted and dyed fabrics with appliquéd and embroidered detailed images, Nancy Naranjo achieves a painterly effect. Embroidered at the bottom is the phrase, "In the early Spring morning, The People begin reuniting from small, wintering groups. Emissaries of Morning Star and White Buffalo Calf Woman come, carrying the Pipe. The time of healing, of coming back together to start a new time, is here." Most of her work is intended as wall-hangings and Naranjo is among a small number of Native quilters who have begun to show their work in galleries and museums.

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