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Burntwater Navajo rug.
This is the very first weaving we have received from Kay Lynn Gorman. Does the name sound familiar? It should! She is the daughter of Master Weaver Cara (Gorman) Yazzie and granddaughter of world renown artist R.C. Gorman. Talent runs deep in this family!
Commercial wool, nicely woven, nice pattern design.
GH is very well known for her Horse Pictorials. This one sports two in a race. Complete with Spiderwoman Crosses. 100% hand-dyed, custom spun Churro wool. This weaving is part of our Exclusive Churro Collection.
31" x 44"
Churro 1668 - SOLD
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Germantown throw for sale with Masonic imagery.
Germantown yarn (from Germantown Pennsylvania area) was first introduced to the Navajo at Bosque Redondo, so the weavers would have material to weave their highly prized rugs. The Navajo were allowed to return to their ancestral land in 1868, where the weavers continued to use the popular Germant...
Teec Nos Pos
Pictorial Navajo textile woven in the Teec Nos Pos area. Are you or do you know a Mason? If so, this might be the perfect gift you've been searching for. Hand-carded, hand-spun, and hand-dyed native wool, some natural dyes. Exceptionally well woven!
Possibly a special commission piece or woven for vacationing Shriners who visited the Grand ...
Hand carded, hand spun native wool and with aniline dyes. Circa 1970's. From the Selina Springs area.
Double Twill Navajo Saddle blanket. Twill design is difficult and rarely woven today. This blanket has yet to grace a horses back. Will look great on a wall, couch, floor, table top or one special horse.
Extra thick weave. Would be great ...
Navajo transitional rug. Hand carded, hand spun, hand dyed native wool with natural wool colors and aniline dyes. The size of this rug, symbols and the honest wear leads us to believe this weaving may have been used as a ceremonial rug. It is in good condition with minor restoration.
The powerful Navajo symbols of snakes and whirling log add...
Custom Navajo Single Saddle Blanket woven using beautiful hand carded, hand spun native wool. This weaving is unusual. Based on the letters woven into the blanket, we've come to call it the "mc squared" as in E = mc2.
It could very well be initials of the owner - occasionally weavers would accidentally or intentionally superimpose a letter. ...
This custom double saddle blanket pictorial was woven with hand carded, hand spun native wool. The wool is especially nice with wonderful variegation. Featuring a heart border and the letters I TX, we loving refer to this weaving as the "I Heart Texas" blanket. There are also the initials JW. Likely woven for a rancher or perhaps a very fa...
Burntwater Navajo rug off the loom and at the gallery!
This one is a beautiful, and tightly woven. Rich colors with a gradation of intensity. Woven with mostly hand dyed Churro wool and includes highlights of native wools.
33" x 48.5"
Award Winner: 1st ...
This Single Saddle Blanket was woven at Bosque Redondo. It was woven with Saxony wool dyed with Indigo and other natural and aniline dyes. The green dyed wool is a highly unusual color. Historic textile relic from the 1860's
Saxony wool was provided as an annuity to weavers by the United States Government while interned at Bosque Redondo. Fo...
Antique Navajo Double Saddle Blanket for sale. Woven from Merino wool all hand carded and hand spun. The re-carded red and white were woven together to create the lighter sections of this blanket. Aniline dyes. The proportions suggest that the saddle blanket was woven for a Navajo saddle.
The corner tassels are plied yarn .
Late Classic Navajo blanket is either a child's blanket or a double saddle and is in excellent condition.
This antique Navajo weaving has Indigo blue and green, raveled bayetta, all natural dyes, raveled and recarded American flannel, two colors of bayetta green. Possible Brazil wood brown. Hand carded hand spun Merino wool. Dark bands of ...
Navajo Storm Pattern rug on the loom of Janice VanWinkle.
Janice told Steve that this one will be 23" x 39" when finished. We have provided her with Churro wool. Janice likes to use a nice combination of Churro and other native wools.
What we do know for a fact is this one will be tight and extremely well woven. Janice is a true mast...
Antique Navajo Saddle Blanket for sale. Eye Dazzler design, transitional. Indigo blue, merino wool.
Currently on loan to the Booth Museum in Cartersville GA until 2023. For purchasing options, please call us at 520-455-5020.
33" x 29"
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Woven by the daughter of Mae Jean Chester, Gabrielle brings what all things are great about Navajo woven art.
56" x 20"
Contact us for more information, pricing or to order – firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-455-5020 -- We will be glad to help you!
Hand carded, hand spun and hand dyed Navajo Double Saddle Blanket, circa 1970-1980.
During the late 1970's through the 1980's Steve would travel the Navajo Reservation taking two weeks to visit all the trading posts. One of his favorites was Salina Springs Trading post run by Dave Murray. Steve would stop and pick up saddle blankets that cau...
Hand carded, hand spun and hand dyed Navajo Single Saddle Blanket, circa 1970-1980.
During the late 1970's through the 1980's Steve would travel the Navajo Reservation taking two weeks to visit all the trading posts. One of his favorites was Salina Springs Trading post run by Dave Murray. Steve would stop and pick up saddle blankets that caug...
Wide Ruin Navajo rug. This Wide Ruin Navajo rug is tightly woven with natural hand dyed wool.
Lillian Joe is known for her tight weave. Look at the one she just brought us! It was great spending time with her here at the gallery along with her weaver daughter Elvie Van Winkle. Great multi-generational weaving family.
This fancy single saddle was woven using native wool and was might have been created for a saddle throw that was used over the saddle, not under it. It has an extremely unusual rounded woven back and S curves, both uncommon and hard to weave.
24″ x 31″
Pictorial Navajo weaving. Navajo weavers sometimes just want to have fun! And this weaving sure is!It's complete with bows, arrows and feathers. Lusandra Williams pictorial weaving even includes war paint! And this fun contemporary pictorial shows the whimsy of the past.
The one above is from the 1940s and most likely was woven in the Mon...
Single Navajo Saddle Blanket. The weaver hand-carded, hand-spun and hand dyed mohair wool. Rainbow bars are orange, red and lime green with a hint of natural grey wool. Orange animal figures might be horses.
This weaving has been in Steve's personal collection for a long time.
Navajo Single Saddle Blanket. Some saddle blankets were woven to be used only on special occasions. They were known as Sunday Saddle Blankets. This one is extra fancy with Germantown fringe. This saddle blanket was part of the Desert Caballeros Western Museum exhibit - Ride Through History: Saddles that Shaped the West.
Double Navajo Saddle Blanket. This custom double saddle blanket is woven with hand carded, hand spun native wool with the white and blue is mohair wool. Look closely for the green in the corners. The initial RKJ was woven into the weaving. Likely woven for a rancher or family member. The initials make this piece unique - a piece of history...
Miniature TapestryGanadoNavajo Weaver Matilda Yazzie Bia8" x 10"
Miniature tapestries are unique in Navajo weaving – since the early 1970’s they have been woven by just a few extended families from The Sawmill/White Clay area of the Navajo reservation. They have evolved into their own distinctive type of Navajo weaving collectible.
Two Grey Hills
Daisy Taugelchee (1911-1990) is considered to be the most famous of all Navajo Weavers, with a reign that lasted 50 years. Daisy set a standard of fine, smooth evenly spun wool woven into a superior quality textiles that was unmatched by any other weaver. She took first place at the ceremonial in 1944 and won consistently for the next 40 years. ...
Double Navajo Saddle Blanket. Beautiful antique Navajo weaving was woven with Lincoln wool using aniline dyes, featuring red, orange, brown and grey floating diamond motif, making a very dramatic statement. Possibly from the Teec Nos Pos area/ Chinle area.
This weaving was part of an Exhibition showing at the Tucson Desert Art Museum January 4...
Single Navajo 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 fretwork/Teec Nos Pos 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 hel...
Fancy Single Navajo Saddle Blanket. Currently on loan to the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville GA until 2023. 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 th...