“Glittering Turtles” by Mamie Deschillie


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“Glittering Turtles,” original painting on cardboard by Mamie Deschillie (Navajo), created circa 2000. 21 3/4″ x 33 1/4″


Mamie Deschillie

Mamie Deschillie (1920-2010) was one of the most widely acclaimed of contemporary Navajo folk artists. Her first artistic pieces were sun baked mud toys like those she made as a child, fashioned at the request of Farmington trader Jack Beasley. She dressed them in scraps of cloth and painted watercolor details. The toys earned her immediate notice for her innovative...read more