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Extremely rare large weaving by Mary Yellowhorse of hand spun wool and natural dyes; with banded design of diamonds and barbs ; First Prize ribbon from the Museum of Northern Arizona, judged by Bill Young, 1979
72" x 104"
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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.
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 ...
Mae Jean Chester is known for her tight weavings and intricate design. This is a wonderful mix of natural grey, browns and mid tone colors. Traditional in style of the Wide Ruins design, this wonderful weaving uses aniline dyed wool.
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Mae Jean Chester
29" x 48"
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Unusual Rug in a Rug Navajo weaving. Not often seen this is a great example of this type of intricate Navajo weaving. Navajo weaver Mae Jean Chester brought together a Wide Ruin with a Storm Pattern.
Tightly woven this is a special Navajo weaving, Mae Jean at her best!1st place 2017 Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial
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The Wide Ruins style of Navajo weaving is one of the three "banded" styles - Chinle, Pine Springs, and Wide Ruins. All banded styles use 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 weaving brought together a great mix of paste colors re...
Miniature Wide Ruins Tapestry Navajo Weaver Matilda Yazzie Bia9 1/4″ x 13″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.