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Kathy Marianito is not slowing down! This runner can also be worn as a woman's shawl. Made of 100% Churro wool. Another beautiful example of wearable art!
Navajo Woman's Shawl / Runner
66" x 21"
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This classic Ganado design will create a spectacular focal point in any home or office.
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28.5" x 49"
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Teec Nos Pos
Take a look at this beautiful Teec Nos Pos from the 1920s. Woven with Lincoln wool, hand carded, hand spun with aniline dyes. Subtle and wonderfully tight. Hero Twin imagery, with the great star design.
Teec Nos Pos
43" x 100" (1.09M x 2.54M)
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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...
This is a double saddle blanket from the Crystal Area was featured in the Navajo Textiles as Modern Art exhibit held at Nizhoni Ranch Gallery March 11 - June 30 2017. Check out Navajo Textiles as Modern Art catalog on page 28.
The rider would fold it in half under the saddle to provide extra padding and comfort to the horse. The "lazy" or sect...
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...
Navajo double saddle blanket with a very graphic design. Hand carded, hand spun and hand dyed native wool. The more you inspect this piece, the more beautiful it becomes, with it's highly variegated brown wool field.
From the Crystal area. This Navajo rug has all natural wool except red and black which are over dyed. JB Moore design eleme...
Geraldine Phillips has woven another very large Navajo Rug.
Don't be fooled by the slight waviness of the image, this rug is sooo large that when we photo'd it we had to place it over two outside lights!
Geraldine is from a family historically known for weaving large area rugs, but there are not many weavers still weaving these large ones as t...
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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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...
Two Grey Hills
Emma Benally comes from a long line of gifted weavers. Her specialty is the Two Grey Hills style which uses all hand-carded, and hand-spun natural wool Dyes are not used. By carding different colors together she is able to create lovely tones of brown and gray.
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We are pleased to share with you this Chinle style floor runner by Bessie Yazzie.
The rich crimson red, blue-black and gorgeous natural gray brown in this piece work so well together. The way the artist started at the bottom with bands and patterns and then bringing them all together in the center and repeating the pattern is simple and so love...
The Ganado Trading Post is the namesake for the Ganado style of Navajo weaving. One of the owners loved the natural sheep wool colors, another liked bright colors. A compromise was made, and it was decided that they would only carry aniline red, blue, and black dyes. Ganado weavings are recognized by their strong red background.
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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.
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Germantown Storm Pattern very finely woven. This exceptional rug has many design elements from the JB Moore Catalog and should be considered a plate variant of these rugs. Plate #9, plate #13
This weaving was featured in a London Financial Times article. Click here to view the article.
Storm Pattern Pictorial
We've show this rug on the floor (see photo) and it's gorgeous. But when you see it hanging on the wall, you notice so many more fascinating details.
This weaving is in the Storm Pattern style. There are four identical corner elements (feathers) connected by lines (lightning) to a central rectangle showing creation story scene images with whirli...
JB Moore Crystal
In 1911 JB Moore published a catalog featuring rugs that could be purchased. This weaving was derived from plate XXVII (see images) and original sold for $1 per square foot, or approximately $35, a pretty expensive piece in those days.
The red was dyed, and the rest was woven using naturally colored native wool which had been hand-carded and h...
This lovely runner is from the 1930s and has an unusual interlocking Arts & Crafts chain border. Woven with beautiful gray, black, white, and red wool, the artist chose to use split diamonds as the focal element of this piece.
45″ x 104″ (3'9" x 8'8") (1.16M x 2.62M)
Now this is a very unusual Ganado - Klagetoh treat for a couple of beautiful reasons. First of all, it was woven as a runner - narrow, and very long. This piece is 11 feet long!
Secondly, look at the two stalks of corn, the symbol for life, in the center of the design. And beautiful displays of bows and arrows and feathers to showcase the co...
Woven in the 1920s, we have a Crystal JB Moore Plate XXIII weaving in MINT condition! the Master weaver of this piece modified the original plate and added beautiful interwoven X's in each of the corners.Each plate was used as a guide and the artist would add elements to make it their own. We've included an image of the original plate for you i...
This exquisite piece is a Ganado - Klagetoh design from the Hubble Trading Post. The Master weaver responsible for this piece had a keen eye for color, pattern, and symmetry. Every design element works together perfectly - from the angles of the stepped border to the wonderful sawtooth central belted diamonds.
Ganado - Klagetoh
Woven in the 30's this piece features an unusual hook & feather double border with reversing saw tooth inlays framing handsome decorative hooked diamonds. This is a stunning work of art!
66" x 144" (5′6" x 12′)
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Woven in the 1920s featuring two central Spiderwoman crosses brilliantly woven with a fine zig-zag accent, red ribbon borders and a gorgeous reversing arrow brown border, this piece has it all!
The colors are as vivid today as they were when the loom artist brought this piece to life. It was woven with beautiful Lincoln wool.
Teec Nos ...
Teec Nos Pos rug that is an exceptional piece. Exquisite border - there is so much detail in this piece. One of the most complex and complicated designs in Navajo weaving. This style was influenced by the oriental rugs in the East, yet retain their native American symbolic style.
Teec Nos Pos
This is an early piece from the 1930s in excellent condition. It's a Ganado - Klagetoh as evidenced by the gorgeous variegated natural gray wool background and the deep crimson Ganado red.
Ganado - Klagetoh
50″ x 104″ (1.27M x 2.64M)
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For this weaving, we present a historic Crystal Runner made of native wool and Mohair wool and is a variant of JB Moore's 1911 Plate XIX. The colors are so bright and vivid. The brown border can be attributed to hand-spun variegated natural mohair wool.
51" x 100" (4’3" x 8’4...
Old Style Crystal
This Native American rug was woven as an Old Style Crystal by Marissa Reed Jones. Woven from Churro wool it is simplistic in design but packs a big punch of color.
Four cream-colored half diamonds connect the North, South, East, and West on a field of variegated cranberry. Outlined by a gold border on a variegated brown background, this piece j...
One of the most complex and complicated designs in Navajo weaving. This style was influenced by the oriental rugs in the East, yet retain their native American symbolic style.
“BEST OF SHOW” • 1ST PLACE & BEST OF CATEGORY • Teec Nos Pos • 2014 GALLUP INTER-TRIBAL CEREMONIAL • Master Weaver Cecilia Nez
In the past 11 years, weavers we have b...