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Crystal Chinle Navajo Rug. 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...
Crystal Hero Twin Storm Pattern Navajo Rug. Hand-carded, hand-spun, and hand-dyed native wool.
This beautiful piece was featured in the Navajo Textiles as Modern Art exhibit held at Nizhoni Ranch Gallery March 11 - June 30 2017. You can find this weaving in the catalog Navajo Textiles As Modern Art on page 16.
Crystal Navajo Rug. Great variegation in the natural wool colors. All hand carded, hand-dyed, hand-spun native wool. Lightning bolts shoot out from all sides, saw-tooth lines adorn each corner, and a fierce brown and red step border.
72" x 108" (6′ x 9′)
Ganado Klagetoh Navajo rug. 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 Navajo Rug. This large Ganado - Klagetoh weaving would look amazing on the floor, wall, on a game table, or across the bed. The weaver used deep crimson Ganado red with gray, black, and white to showcase the brilliant color.
Ganado - Klagetoh
72″ x 110″ : 6′ x 9’2″ ...
Ganado-Klagetoh Navajo rug. Now this is a very unusual Ganado - Klagetoh for a couple of reasons. One rare quality is it was woven as a runner - narrow, and very long. This piece is 11 feet long!
2nd is the pictorial elements - two corn plants, the symbol for life, in the center of the design. And beautiful displays of bows and arrows and f...
Yei be Chei Navajo weaving. This is a great example of a weaver combining two styles - the Yei / Yei Be Che weaving with the Storm Pattern design.
There are 3 Female Yeis in the center of the storm pattern which is surrounded by Male Yeis and Medicine man, depiction of a healing ceremony. All hand-carded, hand-spun, and hand-dyed native wool....
Crystal JB Moore Navajo Rug. Circa 1915-1920s, in MINT condition! Similar to a JB Moore Crystal Plate XXIII in JB Moore 1911 Catalog. 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. W...
Teec Nos Pos
Teec Nos Pos Navajo Rug. 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...
Hero Twin Teec Nos Pos. All hand carded, hand spun and hand dyed Lincoln wool. Pictorial Designs exemplifying multiple images of the Hero Twins ascending from the underworld (Hero Twins are part of the Navajo origin Story). Design also includes Water symbols and Medicine symbols. Clearly woven by a Master Weaver. Extremely well woven.
Eyedazzler Navajo blanket was woven during the Transitional period. The unknown weaver hand carded, hand spun and hand dyed her Merino wool.
The zig-zag elements were dyed with a combination of natural and aniline dyes. Vibrant jellybean colors are set against a ivory color backdrop.
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 ...