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This Late Classic 2nd Phase Chief Blanket is in PRISTINE CONDITION. It has unusual grey stripes that were indicative of a woman's wearing blanket. The wool is hand spun old Churro. The vibrant colors are vegetal Indigo blue/ green and rabbit brush yellow. The red may be aniline dyes from the earliest sources or a ...
This extremely rare 3rd Phase Navajo Chief Blanket with Germantown and classic finish point depicts Whirling Logs and Spider Woman's Crosses. Whirling Logs represent spirits ascending from the underworld to the surface. It was Spider Woman who taught Navajo ancestors the art of weaving upon a loom.
This weaving was purchased new at Hubbell's ...
Navajo Third Phase Chief Blankets are typically recognized by their design, which features 9 diamond or cross formations (three on each side, and three running vertically down the middle). When wrapped around you the side patterns join together to make a complete formation. This weaving is a Third Phase Chief Blanket Variant woven with 4-ply G...
Marian Nez born in 1967, is Helene and Cindy’s older sister. She was taught to weave by her mother and grandmother. A master weaver, she has won many awards and her weavings have been exhibited in the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg.
This particular piece is just spectacular. Woven in a contemporary Bistie style, with a central e...
Two Grey Hills
This wonderful Bisti Navajo rug is one of few known examples. Bisti Trading post is now just a ruin, it was located in the Bisti Badlands area of the Navajo Reservation.
Hand carded, hand spun Mohair wool. Extremely finely woven as a blanket by a Master weaver, possibly woven by Bessie Shorty.
Two Grey Hills
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 weaving has natural hand spun wool with synthetic dyed red, orange and black, vegetal dyed yellow and green, and indigo dyed blue.
Produced only from 1875-1890 wedge weave blankets like this finely woven blanket were generally woven for Navajo use.
This weaving was part of an Exhibition showing at the Tucson Desert Art Museum January 4 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...
This weaving is for the serious collector. Woven with 4-ply Germantown yarn, this Late Classic Serape is a Rio Grande design influenced by the Mexican Saltillo. It features a difficult and complex pattern which covers every inch of the piece. The central panel is formed from serrated diamonds, the largest is concentric.
When you zero in and lo...
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 Two Grey Hills weaving was woven using hand carded, hand spun, natural colored native wool, possibly Churro. It has a most unusual positive/negative pattern that incorporates Bistie design elements. Extremely well woven by a Master Weaver.
This weaving is part of the Timeless Treasures of Two Grey Hills exhibit.
Two Grey Hills B...
This is a Classic example of a monumental Two Grey Hills rug. Featured in the exhibition: Art & History Woven Together The Getzwiller Collection of historic Navajo Weavings: Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg AZ, 1999.
This Two Grey Hills large rug was woven using natural native wool colors, hand carded, and hand spun Native wo...