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Jalucie Marianito's 2nd Phase Chief blanket variant, using Churro wool dyed with natural Indigo and cochineal. The zig zag elements are very creative and give this fine blanket movement.
52" x 66" (4'4" x 5'6")
1st Place and a Special Award: ...
Hot off the loom and in the Gallery !! This one has greys and brown, wonderful variegation. Tightly woven, Elsie is such a talented weaver.
39" x 60"
2nd Place: 2019 Gallup Inter-tribal Ceremonial
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85 years young, Master Weaver Kathy Marianito is always busy at her loom! She just finished a 3rd phase Chief Blanket variant. As always with Kathy, this blanket will be finely woven. 100% hand dyed Churro wool, Indigo and Cochineal was used during the dye process.
Steve with Kathy and her husband - December 2015
3rd Phase Chief Bl...
1st Phase Chief Blankets are characterized by simple horizontal stripes.
Judy Marianito has finished her 1st Phase Chief Blanket and it's here at the gallery!
Woven like a Classic Chief Blanket it has the handle of a true blanket weave. Just three colors, indigo blue, ivory and a variegated brown, with a slight line of cochineal.
Lucie Marianito has woven a 2nd Phase Chief blanket using Churro wool dyed with natural Indigo/green and cochineal. Woven as a classic chief blanket, this master weaver talent shines through. We Love the indigo green highlights!
This weaving is featured in our "Master Weavings of the Navajo Churro Collection" Exhibit at Nizhoni Ranch Gallery...
Julia Upshaw has woven this 2nd Phase Chief blanket using Churro wool dyed with natural Indigo and cochineal. Woven as a classic chief blanket, master weaver Julia's talent shines through.
47" x 65" (3'11" x 5'5")
Learn more about Chief Navajo ...
Two Grey Hills
Master weaver Elsia Bia takes her weaving seriously and it shows. She loves to weave complicated patterns and she spends hours at her loom. Elsie's Two Grey is another masterpiece! This weaving is Elsie's interpretation of a Clara Sherman design.
We receive many photos of weavings from Elsie Bia, but this one is very unique!!
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...
If you love Lucie Marianito's work, you will love this 3rd Phase Chief blanket! Steve picked up this gorgeous piece on his way to Ceremonial to be judged with all of the others. Lucie used all natural dyes: Indigo Blue, Cochineal Red, and Rabbit Brush Yellow to create this Masterpiece woven with Native Churro wool.
The judges were very pleased w...
Elsie shares, "My favorite designs are Burntwater, Wide Ruin, Ganado Red and Teec Nos Pos. Weaving rugs is a Navajo tradition and it is passed down by my family, and I Love to weave. It is my only income and it helps me a lot. I enjoy doing my work. It takes lots of time, not only to weave but all of the math and counting. I just love wha...
Teec Nos Pos
One of the most complex and complicated designs in Navajo weaving. This style was influence by the oriental rugs in the East, yet retain their native American symbolic style.
This exquisite piece of art was brought to life over 2 years on the loom. This piece is so detailed, and so tightly finely woven, it's hard to imagine that every stitch ...
Each year at the Gallup Ceremonial, the Joe Ben Wheat Award is given for Exceptional Design. Joe Ben Wheat (1916-1997) was famous for his expert knowledge on Navajo blankets and weavings. To be honored with this award is very special. We're pleased that the award was given to Cecelia Nez' Innovative Design weaving which was inspired by abstract ...
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...
Old Style Crystal
Irvin Phillips has created several rugs for us. He is a gifted weaver who prefers a palette of red, black, gray, white, and brown. You might remember the stunning black gray and white rug we showed last week.
Today we share with you the Old Style Crytal Storm pattern by Irvin which took First place in its division at the 2015 All Indian Inter-Tr...