Definition of Dibé
1 : sheep
2 : DIBEH (Navajo Code Talker entry)
Example of dibé
Dibé bighan hasht’enáshdlaa.
I fixed the sheep corral.
SHEEP AND EARLY COLORS
Traditional blankets were simple in design featuring banded stripe-patterns. The main colors of early blankets were typically grey, brown, tan, white or black, which was due to the natural color of the Churro sheep whose wool was used for production. Red was a favored color, but it was difficult to obtain red vegetable dyes in the Southwest. Still, the pieces crafted wrought colorful, vivid patterns. The weavings pay homage to Native American artisans based in tribal tradition each with a sacred design
that has been passed down from generation to the next preserving cultural history. In the puzzle templates, various plant puzzle pieces are scattered throughout representing vegetal dyes used in the weavings.