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{"id":7563455299,"title":"Red Mesa Navajo Weaving : Historic : GHT 2244","handle":"ght-2244-antique-navajo-rug-red-mesa","description":"\u003cp\u003eWhen 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.  \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis gorgeous weaving serves as an excellent example.  Look at all of those beautiful colors.  That gorgeous golden brown was achieved using Mountain Mahogany root. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eThe brown seen in this beauty was made from Mountain \u003cspan class=\"highlightNode\"\u003eMahogany\u003c\/span\u003e. In the book \"Weaving a Navajo Blanket\" (p 41), it describes the process of obtaining the brown dye: \"The color made from this formula is, in my opinion, the best which the Navajo make. It is neither brown, tan, nor red, but has eleme\u003cspan class=\"text_exposed_show\"\u003ents of all three. Although a neutral color, it is lively and is much like the pink of the sandstone cliffs in the light of late afternoon.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"text_exposed_show\"\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eIt is made by boiling the bark of the root of mountain \u003cspan class=\"highlightNode\"\u003emahogany\u003c\/span\u003e, adding a small quantity of juniper or spruce branches, and fixing with rock-salt. The dying is easy. The preparation of a sufficient quantity of root is at best a back-breaking job. The shrub is not plentiful; when found, the roots must be dug out with a grubbing hoe, and later pounded thoroughly. It is possible to use the entire root, but only the bark contains color, and a satisfactory quantity of the root is likely to be too bulky for an ordinary vessel used in dyeing. It took us a whole day to collect the amount we used, another day to grind the bark and dye the yarn. When we had finished, we had enough for two large skeins of the lightest shade.\" Book link: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/l.facebook.com\/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2Fnrg-dyecolors\u0026amp;h=-AQFYanUtAQHLk3RgHafcxoRqvtdvyn4_f0tWdURryfwZYg\u0026amp;enc=AZNJh9VJ_m48Jo9OBeTrb0NTJl8BnfvCm16mIW8DMmJnIdmgwttFVKv6nDw0f24bR8z4EeXpCNIr_kSZvcnbWB51JPeuXDw8NBa1MxkX-f2RserUlx2_LXg-hytdagEBsMYtPoCAxs2SQ94HHTH9GYinkAZk6lElmwLAfrudOGKdEXpOoLwzcmIbLU1tZt1e0AiVKM8poISBoGPInms5ltcK\u0026amp;s=1\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"nofollow noopener noreferrer\" onclick='LinkshimAsyncLink.referrer_log(this, \"http:\\\/\\\/bit.ly\\\/nrg-dyecolors\", \"\\\/si\\\/ajax\\\/l\\\/render_linkshim_log\\\/?u=http\\u00253A\\u00252F\\u00252Fbit.ly\\u00252Fnrg-dyecolors\u0026amp;h=-AQFYanUtAQHLk3RgHafcxoRqvtdvyn4_f0tWdURryfwZYg\u0026amp;render_verification=0\u0026amp;enc=AZNJh9VJ_m48Jo9OBeTrb0NTJl8BnfvCm16mIW8DMmJnIdmgwttFVKv6nDw0f24bR8z4EeXpCNIr_kSZvcnbWB51JPeuXDw8NBa1MxkX-f2RserUlx2_LXg-hytdagEBsMYtPoCAxs2SQ94HHTH9GYinkAZk6lElmwLAfrudOGKdEXpOoLwzcmIbLU1tZt1e0AiVKM8poISBoGPInms5ltcK\u0026amp;d\");' onmouseover='LinkshimAsyncLink.swap(this, \"http:\\\/\\\/bit.ly\\\/nrg-dyecolors\");'\u003ehttp:\/\/bit.ly\/nrg-dyecolors\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ctable style=\"width: 368px;\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr style=\"height: 22px;\"\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 79px; 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In the book \"Weaving a Navajo Blanket\" (p 41), it describes the process of obtaining the brown dye: \"The color made from this formula is, in my opinion, the best which the Navajo make. It is neither brown, tan, nor red, but has eleme\u003cspan class=\"text_exposed_show\"\u003ents of all three. Although a neutral color, it is lively and is much like the pink of the sandstone cliffs in the light of late afternoon.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"text_exposed_show\"\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eIt is made by boiling the bark of the root of mountain \u003cspan class=\"highlightNode\"\u003emahogany\u003c\/span\u003e, adding a small quantity of juniper or spruce branches, and fixing with rock-salt. The dying is easy. The preparation of a sufficient quantity of root is at best a back-breaking job. The shrub is not plentiful; when found, the roots must be dug out with a grubbing hoe, and later pounded thoroughly. It is possible to use the entire root, but only the bark contains color, and a satisfactory quantity of the root is likely to be too bulky for an ordinary vessel used in dyeing. It took us a whole day to collect the amount we used, another day to grind the bark and dye the yarn. When we had finished, we had enough for two large skeins of the lightest shade.\" Book link: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/l.facebook.com\/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2Fnrg-dyecolors\u0026amp;h=-AQFYanUtAQHLk3RgHafcxoRqvtdvyn4_f0tWdURryfwZYg\u0026amp;enc=AZNJh9VJ_m48Jo9OBeTrb0NTJl8BnfvCm16mIW8DMmJnIdmgwttFVKv6nDw0f24bR8z4EeXpCNIr_kSZvcnbWB51JPeuXDw8NBa1MxkX-f2RserUlx2_LXg-hytdagEBsMYtPoCAxs2SQ94HHTH9GYinkAZk6lElmwLAfrudOGKdEXpOoLwzcmIbLU1tZt1e0AiVKM8poISBoGPInms5ltcK\u0026amp;s=1\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"nofollow noopener noreferrer\" onclick='LinkshimAsyncLink.referrer_log(this, \"http:\\\/\\\/bit.ly\\\/nrg-dyecolors\", \"\\\/si\\\/ajax\\\/l\\\/render_linkshim_log\\\/?u=http\\u00253A\\u00252F\\u00252Fbit.ly\\u00252Fnrg-dyecolors\u0026amp;h=-AQFYanUtAQHLk3RgHafcxoRqvtdvyn4_f0tWdURryfwZYg\u0026amp;render_verification=0\u0026amp;enc=AZNJh9VJ_m48Jo9OBeTrb0NTJl8BnfvCm16mIW8DMmJnIdmgwttFVKv6nDw0f24bR8z4EeXpCNIr_kSZvcnbWB51JPeuXDw8NBa1MxkX-f2RserUlx2_LXg-hytdagEBsMYtPoCAxs2SQ94HHTH9GYinkAZk6lElmwLAfrudOGKdEXpOoLwzcmIbLU1tZt1e0AiVKM8poISBoGPInms5ltcK\u0026amp;d\");' onmouseover='LinkshimAsyncLink.swap(this, \"http:\\\/\\\/bit.ly\\\/nrg-dyecolors\");'\u003ehttp:\/\/bit.ly\/nrg-dyecolors\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ctable style=\"width: 368px;\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr style=\"height: 22px;\"\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 79px; height: 22px; text-align: left;\"\u003eStyle\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 275px; height: 22px; text-align: left;\"\u003eRed Mesa\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr style=\"height: 22px; text-align: left;\"\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 79px; height: 22px;\"\u003eWeaver\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 275px; height: 22px;\"\u003eUnknown Navajo\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr style=\"height: 22px; text-align: left;\"\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 79px; height: 22px;\"\u003eDate\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 275px; height: 22px;\"\u003ecirca 1920\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr style=\"height: 22px; text-align: left;\"\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 79px; height: 22px;\"\u003eSize\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 275px; height: 22px;\"\u003e4’3″ x 6’2″ (1.29M x1.87M)\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr style=\"height: 22px; text-align: left;\"\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 79px; height: 22px;\"\u003eItem #\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 275px; height: 22px;\"\u003eGHT 2244\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr style=\"height: 22px;\"\u003e\n\u003ctd colspan=\"2\" style=\"width: 354px; height: 22px; text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/navajorug-com.myshopify.com\/pages\/red-mesa\"\u003eLearn more about the Red Mesa style of weaving\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eContact us for more information, pricing or to order – \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"mailto:steve@navajorug.com\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\" target=\"_blank\"\u003esteve@navajorug.com\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e or 520-455-5020 -- We will be glad to help you!\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA unique blend of history, Native American culture and storytelling make these weavings an art like no other.\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Red Mesa Navajo Weaving : Historic : GHT 2244

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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.  Look at all of those beautiful colors.  That gorgeous golden brown was achieved using Mountain Mahogany root. 

The brown seen in this beauty was made from Mountain Mahogany. In the book "Weaving a Navajo Blanket" (p 41), it describes the process of obtaining the brown dye: "The color made from this formula is, in my opinion, the best which the Navajo make. It is neither brown, tan, nor red, but has elements of all three. Although a neutral color, it is lively and is much like the pink of the sandstone cliffs in the light of late afternoon.

It is made by boiling the bark of the root of mountain mahogany, adding a small quantity of juniper or spruce branches, and fixing with rock-salt. The dying is easy. The preparation of a sufficient quantity of root is at best a back-breaking job. The shrub is not plentiful; when found, the roots must be dug out with a grubbing hoe, and later pounded thoroughly. It is possible to use the entire root, but only the bark contains color, and a satisfactory quantity of the root is likely to be too bulky for an ordinary vessel used in dyeing. It took us a whole day to collect the amount we used, another day to grind the bark and dye the yarn. When we had finished, we had enough for two large skeins of the lightest shade." Book link: http://bit.ly/nrg-dyecolors

Style Red Mesa
Weaver Unknown Navajo
Date circa 1920
Size 4’3″ x 6’2″ (1.29M x1.87M)
Item # GHT 2244
Learn more about the Red Mesa style of weaving

Contact us for more information, pricing or to order – steve@navajorug.com or 520-455-5020 -- We will be glad to help you!

A unique blend of history, Native American culture and storytelling make these weavings an art like no other.

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