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Helen Bia dyed the wool (see photos and link to the blog below) and Gloria Bia her daughter used this wool to weave a rug. We are calling it a Three Turkey Ruin/Chinle. The special dyes are a family secret.
Helen Bia busy dying Churro wool for this project. See this link for the process she ...
This Navajo weaving is hand spun and hand dyed, possibly with natural dyes found in plants and minerals in the area, very likely indigo blues and greens. The red is probably derived from clay found in the area. Woven with Merino wool in the Chinle/Nazalini area and is an early banded design.
Interestingly there was a revival of the vegetal ...
This lovely Arts and Crafts Navajo runner has an unusual repeating geometric design. Tightly woven with shades of brown, gold, cream and red. The tie down points(sew points) are still visible. Runners are hard to weave and this one is no exception especially woven under the more primitive times of the 1920s. Hand carded, hand spun, hand dyed...
Chinle is one of the few weaving styles that’s been so popular and enlightening that it’s spawned similar competing styles (Pine Springs, Wide Ruins and Crystal). And yet, no matter which style you enjoy most, our professional weavers can deftly capture lines, colors, and designs in perfect detail.
This weaving is featured in our "Maste...
We are pleased to share with you this Chinle style floor runner by Bessie Yazzie.
The rich crimson red, blue-black and gorgeous natural gray brown in this piece work so well together. The way the artist started at the bottom with bands and patterns and then bringing them all together in the center and repeating the pattern is simple and so love...
Miniature Chinle Tapestry Navajo Weaver Matilda Yazzie Bia8 1/2″ x 9 3/4″Miniature tapestries are unique in Navajo weaving – since the early 1970’s they have been woven by just a few extended families from The Sawmill/White Clay area of the Navajo reservation. They have evolved into their own distinctive type of Navajo weaving collectible.
Long before the Chinle weavings became well-known for their banded style, this was a Chinle weaving. Contemporary weaver Susie Begay revived the Old Style in this gorgeous piece. Using a limited palette of gray, red, black, and white, the chained vertical diamonds create a stunning focal point.
It's been said by Navajo weavers, "If you like a ...
All of the colors in the borders are reflected in the diamond detailing a the points of each of the design points in the patterns of the piece, all which are floating gently on a cream background. This lovely runner was woven in the 1940s by a master weaver using hand-carded, hand-spun, and hand-dyed native wool.
Navajo weavers, "If you like a ...
This lovely runner is from the 1930s and has an unusual interlocking Arts & Crafts chain border.
Woven with beautiful gray, black, white, and red wool, the artist chose to use split diamonds as the focal element of this piece.
45″ x 104″ (3'9" x 8'8") (1.16M x 2.62M)