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Navajo Master Weaver Kathy Marianito has changed her design from a 4 in 1 to a 2 in 1. This weaving is sure to impress. She is using a Merino silk blend wool which is so fine she must use a needle to weave. Go Kathy!
Chief Blanket Variant
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Trading Posts on the Navajo Reservation began with government oversight. The rules which allowed for trade on the reservation were strict. A bond of $10,000 was required up front and a license was only granted to US Citizens who could demonstrate exceptional character. In 1868 three initial licenses were granted to conduct trade with the Nava...
Julia Upshaw was given the talent of creating remarkable Navajo Chief Blankets when she was blessed as an infant. She has remained true to her calling and weaves some of the best Chief and wearing blankets on the reservation.
The judges agree. This spectacular piece earned 2nd place at the 2014 Inter-Tribal Ceremonial. Julie used all natural ...
Teec Nos Pos
Teec Nos Pos Navajo Rug from the 1920s.
The border design on this colorful rug was one that was known to be used by Mrs Slocum Klah and her relatives. Extremely tightly woven. Hand carded, hand spun Lincoln wool with four ply Germantown highlights. Check out the detail photos!Slocum Klah was the headman at Teec Nos Pos area during the time ...
This weaving is part of an Exhibition showing at the Tucson Desert Art Museum January 4 2017 to April 30 2017 – If purchased prior to /or during the Exhibition, the weaving will be available for delivery, as soon as possible after April 30, 2017
Wow! Would you look at the color explosion in this amazing weaving?! The size tells us that this ...
JB Moore's Crystal Trading Post can be attributed to many beautiful Navajo weaving designs. When you look through the JB Moore Navajo Weaving catalogs that he published in 1903 and 1911 you can see bits and pieces of several design elements which have been incorporated into this incredible work of art.
JB Moore design with hints of Bistie cu...
Woven in the 1920s, we have a Crystal JB Moore Plate XXIII weaving in MINT condition! the Master weaver of this piece modified the original plate and added beautiful interwoven X's in each of the corners.Each plate was used as a guide and the artist would add elements to make it their own. We've included an image of the original plate for you i...
Great variegation in the natural wool colors as you can see and in very good condition.
All hand carded, hand-dyed, hand-spun native wool.
It has been in our private collection for about 30 years.
You can feel the power in this design just by looking at it, can't you? Lightning bolts shoot out from all sides, saw-tooth lines adorn each corne...
This weaving is part of an Exhibition showing at the Tucson Desert Art Museum January 4 2017 to April 30 2017 – If purchased prior to /or during the Exhibition, the weaving will be available for delivery, as soon as possible after May 30, 2017
This is a piece for those who love Art Deco, Navajo Weaving, or Greek designs. This piece was woven i...
This Navajo double saddle blanket is in like new condition, was never rode! It was hand spun, hand carded Lincoln wool. The colors are aniline dyed with a beautiful natural brown landscape. Finely woven.
As a double saddle blanket this piece would have been folded in half to provide extra padding for the horse's back. Possibly woven in the T...
This Navajo double saddle blanket is in like new condition, never been rode! It was hand spun, hand carded Lincoln wool. The colors are Germantown yarn with a beautiful natural brown landscape. Super finely woven.
As a double saddle blanket this piece would have been folded in half to provide extra padding for the horse's back. Woven in the R...
Sometimes you need a spectacular piece for a LARGE area. We're pleased to bring you this Ganado/Klagetoh masterpiece woven by Helen Kaye of the Blue Gap area. It measures 6'3" x 9'3" and would look stunning on the floor of a living area or office.
Ganado and Klagetoh styles are recognized primarily by their color combinations, however they were ...
This is an excellent example of a Ganado - Klagatoh regional weaving. The crisp Ganado red sets off this weaving in a magnificent way. The lovely hooks which play such an important role in this piece demonstrate design elements that the Navajo borrowed from oriental rugs. The weaver wove feathers in the central margins of the piece. Look at t...
This early Germantown Storm Pattern weaving is in EXCELLENT condition. It is very finely woven as the detailed images will confirm.
It's interesting as you study this design in detail, you can see how the four corner elements are connected by pointed lightning lines and surround the central twin-element.
This exceptional rug has many design...
Woman's mantas were woven as two panels that were sewn together leaving neck and arm holes. They usually featured a simple design, often comprised of three rows.
In this case we have a lovely panel made in the 1880s, and woven with germantown yarn. Germantown yarns were 3-4 ply and of bright bold colors. This piece is in excellent condition a...
This JB Moore Crystal weaving was created using plate VIII. Hand spun, hand carded Native wool, with aniline dye and indigo.
JB Moore Crystal
4'5" x 6'6"
Learn more about JB Moore style of weavings
Contact us for more information, pricing or to order – steve@navajor...
Helen has won many awards from the Gallup All Indian Inter-Tribal Ceremonial. Her weavings have also been in exhibitions at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum. Helen also has weavings featured on page 6 and 33 of “The Fine Art of Navajo Weaving”, circa 1984.
2nd place 2017 Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial
This weaving is featured in our "M...
Only the most exceptional weavers can create works of art with exceptional materials. Jamie Marianito is an exceptional weaver. This spectacular piece was woven with hand-dyed silk.
This woman's manta was featured in the 2006 "The Next Phase : Navajo Weaving in the 21st Century from the Getzwiller Collection Exhibit at the Desert Caballeros M...
Navajo weaver Geraldine Phillips who is known for her large rugs is weaving a slightly smaller rug this time. On her loom is the beginning of a 5' x 10' Crystal Navajo rug. Stay with us to see the progress !
Learn more about Crystal Style weavings
This Navajo Twill Double saddle was woven during the transitional period--1890-1900. The unknown weaver was experimenting with design, patterns and vibrant color! Hard to believe is wasn't woven in the 1960s. Great Art !!!
This weaving is part of Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles April 5,2019 - September 29,2019 at the Heard Museum...
Woven in the 1940's, this weaving is a one of a kind, most likely woven in the Monument Valley region of the Navajo Reservation when John Ford was making his Western Movies. He often cast Navajos to play the part of Plains Indian warriors. This Sioux Chief is sporting a button down collar and suspenders.
It was woven using hand-carded, hand-s...
Who doesn't like a community dance? Look at all of the activity in this dynamic weaving! Juanita Tsosie of the Rough Rock area is the creative mind behind this great piece. She was the preeminent Navajo Folk Artist / Weaver of the 80s and 90s and her creations are highly sought, many are with prominent collections and institutions.
Master weaver Julia Upshaw has woven a poncho serape. Wearable art at its finest. This poncho was woven with Churro wool and dyed with vegetal Indigo and cochineal .
Historic Poncho Serapes are one of the rarest blankets to find and one of the most valuable.
This weaving is featured in our "Master Weavings of the Navajo Churro Collection" Ex...
When you ask those who love and collect the Red Mesa style of Navajo weaving, one recurring comment you will hear is that "I love the organized chaos". There is always so much happening in a Red Mesa weaving, but every pattern, every design, every shape, every color is woven with purpose.
This gorgeous weaving serves as an excellent example. ...
Woven by a master weaver, this handsome Red Mesa weaving is spectacular! Each belted diamond has a fine saw-tooth outline, and there are two shades of indigo used in this piece, Indigo blue and green!
The deep rich colors will warm any room this piece is in.
53″ x 80″ (1....
Extremely rare, single saddle blanket. Only one of 3 known. Merino wool, the blue is likely indigo.
Bold wedge weave design woven in the 1890s, it would look great displayed for a pop of modern art.
2'9" x 3'
Learn more about Navajo woven Saddle Blankets
Nightway Sandpainting with a folk art feel. Wonderful detail featuring a Yei, patient and Mediccine man. The patient is wrapped in a blanket and looks to be dancing.
Hand-carded, hand-spun, and hand-dyed native wool was used. Beautiful variegated brown/gray background wool. exquisite!
This piece was featured in our Woven Holy People galler...
This is a very early Sandpainting weaving. The one large Yei surrounding the inner 4 figures is the Rainbow Yei. The inner Yei figures are female (because of their square heads) and are holding up Medicine Pouches and Bows with stylized feathers on the ends. Within each Medicine Pouch is a stylized Rainbow Bar. Rainbows are a symbol of all good...
Have you ever seen a serape with so much color and artistry? Jalucie Marianito created this beauty. This special piece is from Steve's private collection. It measures 5' x 8'. The geometric symmetry, and the multitude of colors are just magnificent.
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The photos don't do it justice. Woven with native Chu...
Old Style Crystal
Master Weaver Elsie Bia creates some of the most beautiful pieces of art. In one of the images we see her with her grandchildren, showing her finished Old style Crystal / Bistie weaving. We're not the only ones who love her weavings.
This piece took 1st place at the 2015 All Indian Inter-Tribal Ceremonial for its division. She learned to weave f...
This weaving is part of Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles April 5,2019 - September 29,2019 at the Heard Museum
This weaving was part of an Exhibition showing at the Tucson Desert Art Museum January 4, 2017 to April 30, 2017
Optical designs in weavings are so fascinating. They require a very skilled weaver to create a weaving of su...
You've heard of the coat of many colors? Well this is the rug of many colors. This gorgeous Teec Nos Pos piece, made of the finest Churro wool, features incredible symmetry with zig-zag diagonals serving as a background for the geometric patterns and borders.
From our exclusive Churro Collection, this particular piece is one of Steve's favorites...
Teec Nos Pos Navajo Rug from the 1920s.
Though it doesn't have a traditional Teec Nos Pos border it does have many Teec elements. The four sided border was encouraged by Navajo traders as a design choice to be marketed to the eastern market.
Hand carded, hand spun and hand dyed with aniline red dye. This Navajo rug was woven with Lincoln W...
At it again!!
Navajo Master Weaver Lena Nez has a Teec Nos Pos weaving on her loom. She is an incredible weaver and has won Many Many awards at Gallup Inter Tribal Ceremonial.
We very excited and are looking forward to seeing this weaving. The completed Navajo rug will be close to 6' x 9'
Teec Nos Pos