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Contemporary weaver Wil Begaye has created a beautiful Moki weaving - recognized by the handsome dark blue and black striped background, red diamonds, and beautiful spiderwoman crosses. When folded over and wrapped around you, the designs would meet at the edges as if joined together.
Two Grey Hills
Two Grey Hills are known world wide as Navajo weavings. They are crafted on the loom using all naturally colored wool from the sheep. Easily identified by their neutral colors, they have a large central shape, and four corner shapes.
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3' x 5'
In the simplest terms, Red Mesa Style rugs can be identified by columns of belted diamonds. The Red Mesa Trading Post was only 15 miles from the Teec Nos Pos Trading post, and over time the the style was influenced by the very intricate stylings of the Teec Nos Pos style.
Red Mesa / Teec Nos Pos
The Wide Ruins style of Navajo weaving is one of the three "banded" styles - Chinle, Pine Springs, and Wide Ruins. All banded styles use natural, vegetal dyes to color the wool. The colors come from plants, stones, and insects to create a diverse and beautiful palette.
The artist of this weaving brought together a great mix of paste colors re...
Twill patterns are often used for saddle blankets because there is more wool per area than on traditional patterns. It's a difficult style to learn and takes many years to master.
This stunning blanket would have been folded in half to provide additional comfort for the horse. The twill style naturally creates "lazy" or sectional lines which wou...
Teec Nos Pos
Ok, where do your eyes travel first? Is it to the bright blue thunderbirds? The three white diamonds? The diagonal sawtooth sides in blue and red? Or to the feathers and arrow heads in turquoise, red and white? How about the three central diamonds in purple, gold, green, turquoise, brown and red? There is so much action in this piece. Your eyes ...
With lines so tight and crisp, this piece looks like an illustration rather than a piece of art you can hold in your hands and wrap around you.
The ganado red jumps off of this piece as if it shot from a cannon! This piece won 1st Place at the 1979 New Mexico State Fair.
Emma Lees was a Master Weaver featured in "The Fine Art of Navajo Weavin...
Emma Benally comes from a long line of gifted weavers. Her specialty is the Two Grey Hills style which uses all hand-carded, and hand-spun natural wool Dyes are not used. By carding different colors together she is able to create lovely tones of brown and gray.
To appreciate all of the time and work that goes into a piece of woven art that ...
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.
Ray Manley's (1921-2006) photographs of Arizona painted a picture postcard of the state that helped to increase tourism. His favorite place to photograph was in Monument Valley. Wikipedia
In 1984 Ray Manley and Steve Getzwiller teamed up. Steve wrote the text for "Ray Manley's The Fine Art Of Navajo Weaving" and provided the weaving collection...
Sandpainting weavings are very special. Hosteen Klah, a powerful medicine man was the first to apply sandpaintings to the loom to preserve this important part of Navajo culture.
Don't be fooled by the simplicity of this design. This sandpainting weaving is very important and filled with symbolism.
It depicts Father Sky (turquoise) and Mother Ear...
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 ...
We are thrilled to share this lovely Ganado weaving by Master Weaver Marta Gould with you. This weaving is just spectacular - it is so finely woven that it's hard to believe that it's been done by hand. The detail in this piece is so hard to describe. Take a look at the detailed images to appreciate the skill in this piece.
Even with a simple...
Tree Of Life
Some weavers are drawn to create beautiful works of art in a particular style. Weaver Wenora Joe brings Tree of Life to life with her gift from Spider Woman.
As with all traditional Tree of Life weavings, a stalk of corn is emerging from a sacred wedding basket, as the Navajo Tree of life. Birds of all colors adorn the sky and the corn, comin...