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Navajo Wide Ruin Weaving by Master Weaver Ellen Smith. New Zealand Romney wool dyed with natural dyes, hand carded, re-spun, hand dyed with vegetal dyes.
This spectacular weaving is featured on the cover of The Fine Art of Navajo Weaving, photos by Ray Manley, text by Steve Getzwiller, 1984. Featured at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum...
Wide Ruins Navajo Blanket. William and Sallie Luppincott 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 ...