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Elsie Begay
Elsie Begay

My name is Elsie Begay and I am from Rock Point, Arizona. I am a Master Weaver and I use many color combinations in the complicated Teec Nos Pos style and Storm Pattern style. I have five sisters who are also Master Weavers. We all learned to weave from a young age from our mother, Lucy. I have continued the tradition and have also taught my daughters our traditional art.

The Teec and Storm are intricate and exacting weaving styles. Teec Nos Pos in the Navajo language means "Circle of Trees".

Color enhances my tapestry-level rugs; consistent weft tension and highly skilled use of the weaving comb are important to get the crisp and even outlines in my rugs.