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Anna B. Jackson
Anna B. Jackson

Yá’át’ééh! I am Anna B Jackson and I live in Winslow, Arizona. I was born in Teesto, Arizona to my mother, Hosteen Lukai Bitsí for the Tódích’íi’nii (Bitter Water Clan), and my father, Hostin A. Yoindeeli Begay of the Kinyaa’aanii (Towering House People clan). I have 9 children, two of them are weavers.

Weaving is our culture. My mother taught me to weave and to think of sun rays, rainbow beams, and sun beams. My mother says there are songs for weaving and she says just pray. I buy yarn and used to spin my own yarn. In summer and fall, I wouldcollect Navajo Tea and white sand (clay) that grows on my homeland to dye the wool.

I like using Traditional colors because they are typical of the rugs that started appearing for the traders in that century. I like weaving Dazzler and Feather and Star designs and get my ideas from the colors of sun beams and morning dawn. My best-selling designs are Star Dazzler and Diamond. I weave a spirit line or pathway out that people can see in my rugs.