Wide Ruins Navajo Rug : Historic Lippincott Era : GHT 2303

William and Sallie Lippincott ran both Wide Ruins and Pine Springs trading posts during the years 1938 to 1949. Sally encouraged weavers to use vegetal dyes. 

Sadly, the wide ruins trading post burned down in the 1970’s.

The neighboring communities of Wide Ruins was known for a greater use of pinks and mauve where as Pine Springs rugs used more greens.  Both banded styles used 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 exquisite weaving brought together a great mix of pastel colors reminiscent of the Southwest landscape.  It is a testament to her talent that more than 75 years later the quality and artistry still shows through.

• Style Wide Ruins - Learn More
• Weaver Unknown-circa 1940s
• Size 74" x 104" (6'2" x 8'8")
• Item # GHT 2295

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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Type: Wide Ruins

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