Weaving Life LLC, a Native American woman owned business specializes in authentic Native American décor.  Weaving Life designs & produces authentic Native American hand woven wall décor.  They believe in creating spiritual mandales known as Hopi Dawas representing the sun and life on Mother Earth.  Weaving Life is preserving & raising the awareness of Hopi Culture.

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About the Artist

Renee K. Allen

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I am Hopi/Choctaw/Navajo from Old Oraibi Village in Arizona.  The circular weavings I create evolved from being a part of my family’s weaving tradition.  Since 1997 I have been creating my own designs bearing my signature.

The Hopi Dawa, or Sun, with the circle shape symbolizes Mother Earth.  Each element of the weaving expresses a connection to my Hopi culture.  I usually incorporate the Hopi traditional belt, woven in red, black and green, and the traditional red and white shoulder cape as part fo the design.  The turquoise dots represent a traditional turquoise necklace.  The landscape appears in the earth tones I use, with green for plants, white dots as rain coming down from the blue and purple blends of sky and clouds, often dazzling us with the colors of the rainbow.  The “peak” patterns depicting the mountains of my homeland may also be part of the design.

I do this weaving as the creative part of my life, maintaining connection to my culture and reminding me of the importance of Mother Earth as the true source of our survival.

I am currently residing in Rio Rancho, NM and have received a grant from New Mexico Community Capital’s Native Entrepreneur in Residence Program (NEIR).

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Exhibits & Awards

Upcoming Exhibits for Weaving Life

  • 2019 Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market, Phoenix, AZ
    March 2-3, 2019

Recent Exhibitions

  • Santa Fe Indian Market (juried), August 2018
    Santa Fe, NM
  • Santa Fe Indian Market (juried), August 2017
    Santa Fe, NM
  • 12th Annual Tuhisma Hopi Arts & Crafts Market, Oct 2012
    Hopi Reservation, Kykotsmovi, AZ
  • Featured Artist, Feb-Mar 2003
    Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM
  • 2nd Annual Tuhisma Hopi Arts & Crafts Market (juried), Oct 2002
    Hopi Reservation, Kykotsmovi, AZ
  • Eight Northern Pueblos Arts & Crafts Show (juried), July 2002
    Picuris Pueblo, NM
  • Native American Arts Festival (juried), April 2002
    Sponsored by the Heritage Museum, Henderson, NV
  • Tuhisma Hopi Arts & Crafts Market (juried), Oct 2001
    Hopi Reservation, Kykotsmovi, AZ
  • Tamaya Artisan Market, September 2001
    Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM
  • Eight Northern Pueblos Arts & Crafts Show (juried), July 2001
    Nambe Pueblo, NM
  • Eight Northern Pueblos Arts & Crafts Show (juried), July 2000
    San Juan Pueblo, NM

Awards

  • 2nd Place Award, Textile Division
    Santa Fe Indian Market, August 2017, Santa Fe, NM
  • 2nd Place Award, Textile Division
    New Mexico State Fair (juried), September 2001, Albuquerque, NM

Gallery Representation

  • Wright’s Collection of Indian Art, Albuquerque, NM, 2002-2004
  • The Weyrich Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, 2002-2004
  • Navajo Arts & Crafts, Window Rock, AZ, 2000-2004
  • Bien Mur Indian Market, Albuquerque, NM, 2001-2004
  • Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM, 2001-2004
  • Hamana So-O’s Arts-n-Crafts, Old Oraibi Village, AZ, 1997-2004
  • Naja Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 1997-2001

Publications

  • Native American Art Magazine, August/September 2018
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Contact Us

Weaving Life LLC
PO Box 45388
Rio Rancho, NM 87174

email: hopidawas@gmail.com
(505) 900-6789

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    • Shipping is free for purchases made in the U.S.
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    • Shipping costs for large, heavy, or Hopi Dawas in a shadow box has already
      been added to the price listed for each item.