"Mimbres/Chaco 1" Art Coat by David Naranjo
Here's a simple but striking design from David Naranjo. Taking inspiration from his native Puebloan iconography as well as ancient Mimbres pottery he has made a bold zig zag pattern edging the front opening, with a squared off spiral and lines badge on the top left. On the back side is a bold emblem covering a large vertical rectangle with cloud motifs and a swirl of solid black with striped black meeting in the center.
In simple black paint on the rich gold silk it's a beautiful effect. Imagine wearing this over a black shell top with slim leg black pants and bold silver jewelry for a special evening out...wow! But this one can dress down too: with a white blouse and skinny jeans you're still a knock out for any daytime occasion.Gold shantung silk shell
with silver shantung silk lining. David Naranjo's Bio
Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico
“I am a contemporary Puebloan artist and a 2018 graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, working in multiple media to depict cultural symbolism through pottery designs and fine geometrical linear work.”
“My inspiration comes from learning the Tewa language of my Pueblo. While learning the language, I obtained a deeper understanding of and connection to our cultural practices and found that a lot can be said with few words because you speak from your heart. I found our way of life to be a form or poetry and seek to show understanding and respect while making art as a form of prayer and ceremony.”
“Puebloan symbols and iconography hold meaning and purpose within our cultural setting. I am creating my own personal narratives and stories using these traditional designs.”