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During the past 200 years, Navajo weaving has come a long way, from the shoulder, to the floor, to a place of distinction on the gallery wall.
The Dazzled Eye is, we feel, a visionary exhibition of Navajo eye dazzler and optical weavings from the 1880's forward. It offers a peek into the imagination of the creative Navajo weaver.
We wish to ex...
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...
Arts and craft inspired, wonderfully graphic. This weaving was part of an exhibition showing at the Tucson Desert Art Museum January 4 2017 to May 30 2017 and in the Dazzled Eye Catalog page 9. Hand carded, hand dyed, native wool, features arts and crafts border that was popular at this time.
Beautiful antique Navajo weaving was woven with Lincoln wool using aniline dyes, featuring red, orange, brown and grey floating diamond motif, making a very dramatic statement. Possibly from the Teec Nos Pos area.
This weaving was part of an Exhibition showing at the Tucson Desert Art Museum January 4 2017 to April 30 2017. Please look at the D...
This extremely rare serape blanket was woven with 3 ply Saxony. And even more remarkable it comes with a Spiderwoman hole in its center.
This particular natural dyed palette of colors was only available at Bosque Redondo and Fort Wingate during this time frame.
This Serape has Indigo dyed warp, like this textile has, was only made availabl...
This Germantown Serape is very similar to one published on page 50 of
Navajo Textiles- The William Randolph Hearst Collection written by Nancy Blomberg c/o 1988
Also referred to as "neo-classic" by author Gilbert Maxwell, this dramatic wavy-lined serape is one of five known Germantown blankets to be woven in this classic serape style. Woven...
This weaving was part of an Exhibition showing at the Tucson Desert Art Museum January 4 2017 to May 30 2017 – If purchased prior to /or during the Exhibition, the weaving will be available for delivery, as soon as possible, after the May 30, 2017
The beautiful brown in this weaving is derived from Mountain Mahogany root. It's an antique optic...
Optical Navajo design. Hand-carded, hand-spun, hand-dyed with Lincoln wool. Likely was woven in the Bistie Area due to the over dyed grey which was a common practice in the area. This weaving was part of an Exhibition showing at the Tucson Desert Art Museum January 4 2017 to April 30 2017.
This Serape is a Rio Grande style Navajo blanket has hand spun wool and variegated dyes.
It is likely this weaving was for a Hispanic household, this Navajo weaver intentionally variegated her dyes to simulate Rio Grande dye techniques, which offered dimension not typically seen in Navajo weaving in that time frame.
This weaving was part of an E...
Considered a Late Classic Transitional Double Saddle Blanket. Hand carded, hand spun Native wool with aniline dyes and Brazil wood brown. The brown in this diagonally woven twill textile is Brazil wood, a dye that was only available in the Rio Grande area.
This piece was likely woven by the same Navajo weaver as PC-248.
This weaving is part of...
Moki weavings are very distinctive in the Hubbell Trading Post/Chinle area. This weaving is very likely to be one of a pair which was hung over an entry to a Hogan which Hubbell specialized in. Outstanding design and very well woven.
60" x 97"
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This early piece from the 1920s was woven using Lincoln wool and measures 2'10" x 4'4". It's point of focus is of a cluster of tumbling blocks with key points being the thin lines in the blocks and the corner designs which add depth, and highlight. It's extremely difficult to create straight lines when weaving. This rug was woven by a masterful ...
This weaving was part of an Exhibition showing at the Tucson Desert Art Museum January 4 2017 to May 30 2017.
No, your eyes are not deceiving you. This is an Antique Navajo Double Saddle Blanket from the 1940s. It's woven in an unusual double twill - 2 faced. Check out the photos to see the weaving in detail.
Twill patterns are often used f...
This weaving is currently on loan to the Heard Museum and slated to travel to: Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg Florida, 9/05/2020 -11/22/2020Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, 4/11/2021 - 8/08/2021Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey. 9/10/2021 - 01/02/2022
This weaving was part of Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles April 5,2019 - ...