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Optical Design by Master Weaver Elsie Bia.
For those of you who follow Elsie, you will recognize this design. While she has woven a few of in the past - each one is different. Weavers never weave an exact duplication.
Since a similar weaving by Elsie is traveling with the Color Riot, How Color Changed Navajo Textiles exhibit, which is now ...
This Eyedazzler Navajo blanket was woven during the Transitional period using hand carded, hand spun and hand dyed native wool.
In this Navajo blanket you can see the heavy use of orange which was a new aniline dye color in the 1880s and extremely popular with the Navajo weavers. The purple color was a new color in the early 1880s as a replac...
Innovative design Navajo rug. While Malinda is known mostly known for her Teec Nos Pos, she is changing things up a bit. Interesting interlocking border, neutral colors and elegant central design.
Master Weaver Malinda Nez has is an incredible weaver and has won many awards at the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial.
The completed Navajo r...
Master Weaver Frances Begay has sent us a colorful innovative optical. As always we love her bright color combinations and interesting designs.
Woven with custom spun, hand dyed 100% Churro wool with some natural dyes along with natural wool color.
35" x 48"
Navajo Master Weaver Kathy Marianito has changed her design from a 4 in 1 to a 2 in 1. This weaving is sure to impress. She used soft ultra thin Churro wool which was dyed with aniline and vegetal dyes, so fine she use a needle to weave. Go Kathy!
2 in 1 Optical
29" x 58"
This gorgeous chevron pattern Optical Navajo Rug weaving was brought to life using hand-carded, hand-spun, and hand-dyed Lincoln wool. The beautiful gray is testimony to the expert carding in creating a lovely salt and pepper mix.
40" x 64" (3'4" x 5'4")
Germantown Navajo Rug. Germantown yarn (from Germantown Pennsylvania area) was first introduced to the Navajo at Bosque Redondo, so the women would have some material to weave their highly prized rugs. The Navajo Indians were allowed to return to their reservation (1868), where the weavers continued to use the popular Germantown yarns because t...