Welcome to Nizhoni Ranch Gallery!
Celebrating the imagination of the Navajo Weaving Artist.
Our goal for this exhibition is to present a wide variety of Navajo textiles which represent many facets of Modern Art, from minimalism to multidimensional design concerts.
There is always the question of what came first? Whatever the theory - The Navajo Weaver is part of the mix and was...
Teec Nos Pos
Woven in the Teec Nos Pos - Beclabito area of the Navajo nation, this is one of the 1st rugs that Steve and Gail collected.
Hand carded, hand spun, native wool, extremely tightly woven, some natural dyes. It is woven so tightly that it could almost stand up on its own.
Teec Nos Pos
This Single Saddle Blanket was woven in 1920 using hand carded, hand spun and hand dyed Lincoln wool with aniline dyes and a natural tan field. It has a classic Teec Nos Pos greek key border, with a warp fringe finish which is typically seen on earlier weavings.
This beautiful piece was featured in the Navajo Textiles as Modern Art exhibit held...
Currently on loan to the Booth Museum in Cartersville GA. Some saddle blankets were woven to be used only on special occasions. They were known as Sunday Saddle Blankets, and this one is extra fancy.
Used for special occasions to throw over the saddle, not under it. The weaver of this one added a longer fringe/tassel up both sides to help pr...
Navajo double saddle blanket with a very graphic design. Hand carded, hand spun and hand dyed native wool. Highly variegated brown wool field. From the Crystal area. This Navajo rug has all natural wool except red and black which are over dyed. This beautiful piece was featured in the Navajo Textiles as Modern Art exhibit held at Nizhoni Ra...
Two Grey Hills
When you read Toadlena and Two Grey Hills in the same description you know you're looking at a quality weaving. This piece was extremely fine woven by one of the Master weavers of the time. It's in excellent condition in quality and condition.
The weaver used beautiful all natural Churro wool colors for this piece. The rich brown/gray backgr...
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...
Rare Bistie Style Double Saddle Blanket with some natural dyes. Attributed to Daisy Shorty. From the personal Getzwiller Collection. Hand-carded, hand-spun, hand-dyed wool.
Bistie translates to Badlands by the Navajo. This design was recently recognized as its own distinctive style. It's characterized as having a strong central pattern and mu...
Pictorial weaving from the Crystal area. The gorgeous background is natural colors, hand-carded, hand-spun, and hand-dyed.
54" x 108" (4'6" x 9')
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According to Roy Kady in a NPR 2010 interview, "The eradication of this particular sheep breed — because we are connected to it with songs and prayers and ceremonies — when it was taken from us, that part of our life was also destroyed.,"
The weaver of this handsome piece is probably paying tribute to the loss of so many flocks and to the resili...
From the Chant Way Ceremonial we have a Great Star Pictorial weaving. This piece is incredibly rare and is from Steve's personal collection.
It was woven in the 1880s using 4-ply Germantown yarn. Stand back and look how the gifted weaver added those four black tag elements inside the weaving to give it dimension, as well as flaring the points ...
This incredibly detailed Serape was woven in the early 1880s by a master who had been influenced by the Rio Grande - Saltillo style using 4-ply Germantown yarn.
The bold central pattern of concentric diamonds woven smaller and smaller by delicate saw-toothed outlined rows, come to focus on a delicate Spiderwoman Cross with bi-colored belted diam...
This is an exceptional example of a Red Mesa design within a Teec Nos Pos weaving.
The simple definition of the Red Mesa weaving style is a line of belted or diamonds with zig-zags or serrations. The central panel of this beauty has all of the elements of a spectacular Red Mesa.
Teec Nos Pos / Red Mesa
Likely woven in the 1900's on an outdoors upright loom, this gorgeous Germantown serape was tightly woven. 4-ply Germantown yarns were used to create this intense piece of woven art. One can see the Hispanic and Navajo influence in the piece. This handsome work was a part of the Navajo Textiles as Modern Art exhibit (Mar 11 - June 30, 2017) at ...
This is a favorite from our personal collection! Woven in the 1900s this unusual Crystal-style Optical piece has a beautiful hand-carded, hand-spun Merino wool natural light brown "background" of four hooks. A central band showcases the weaving comb/fork used by Navajo weavers in black and red.
One of the most challenging aspects when weaving...
Valero (eight-pointed pinwheel) stars are recognized as an element of the "Crystal" style of weaving. This handsome double saddle blanket is no exception.
The gifted weaver of this piece used a unique positive/negative design in this piece which, when the blanket was folded in half, two different blankets would be seen depending on which side w...
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 ...
Woven in the 1930s using Lincoln wool, this Teec Nos Pos piece has a gorgeous black and red "T" border. Inside we have a gorgeous gray background which sets off the handsome large stylized arrow design.
The Redhouse clan were known to weave with this pattern and was most likely a design that only their clan used. Woven in 1920- 1930's this r...
Early Crystal weavings were less elaborate and focused more on the beauty of simplicity in design and color. This is one example of three similar and yet very different Crystal weavings displaying the Storm pattern.
The other two are:
Crystal / Storm Pattern
Germantown yarn (from Germantown Pennsylvania) was first introduced to the Navajo at Bosque Redondo, so the women would have some material to weave their highly prized rugs. The Navajo Indians were allowed to return to their reservation (1868), where the weavers continued to use the popular Germantown yarns because they liked working with the va...
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...
Late Classic blanket from the 1880s. The bright red background showcases the indigo blue, green and cream. The negative space creates a spider design overall as a tribute to Spiderwoman. It's a fascinating piece of art! This piece was brought to life with Merino wool and is very finely woven.
Wearables: Manta, Serape, Child
This is one of her masterpieces. This woman's manta was featured in the 2006 "The Next Phase : Navajo Weaving in the 21st Century from the Getzwiller Collection Exhibit at the Desert Caballeros Museum in Wickenburg.
Woven with native Churro wool, Jalucie used all natural dyes to achieve the coloring in this piece. Indigo blue, cochineal red, an...