When I was a young girl my paternal grandmother gave me my
Navajo name, TahNibaa Aglohiigiih, when translated it means TahNibaa
Navajo weaving was introduced to me by my mother, Sarah H. Natani,
when I came home from school. I was in the second grade and seven
years of age. She told me, "Today, you are going to learn how to weave."
I learned how to weave stripes first, then graduated to weaving squares
and diamonds. I wove during the summer months so I could buy my
After I graduated from high school, my weaving ceased for a moment
when I joined the U.S. Navy. After my tour I longed to hear the tapping
of the weft so I begin to weave once again.
I have been weaving for the past ten years and discovered that I am
falling in love with my work each day. I enjoy raising sheep, working with
raw wool and processed wool. I enjoy weaving Traditional style Shoulder
contemporary designs and exploring with the creative process.
When I weave, I feel the wisdom of my Great Matriarchs before me and
"Asdzaa Maaiideeshgiizhnii" who makes me the fifth generational weaver.