"Tayi Tside vest" Art Vest by David Naranjo
This design is based on Santa Claran iconography and represents a parrot, a bird that was important to Puebloan peoples of the southwest. David Naranjo has made it a striking symmetrical motif crossing the opening of the front of the piece and running down the center of the back. On the backside the design has elements that are not perfectly symmetrical, giving it a lovely surprise. The front design has an hourglass shape which is flattering to all body types and the lush deep teal silk energizes nearly all complexions.
Wear Tayi Tside casually with a white blouse and jeans or dress it up over a column of black with a chunky silver necklace. You'll free free as a bird!
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.”