Style: Two Grey Hills Navajo Rug Weavings
History of Two Grey Hills
The story behind Two Grey Hills begins in the Chuska Mountains of New Mexico, part of the reclusive Navajo nation where this exquisite art form was born. Over time, an exclusive group of weavers, known throughout the world, have spent a lifetime honing their talents; people like Daisy Taugelchee, Bessie Manygoats, and Cora Curley. Today, these finely-woven artistic pieces maintain their beauty and style thanks to weavers using the same, hand looming process developed so long ago.
View a Navajo reservation map of the origin of each of the regional rug styles - a new window will open
Blended, Natural Wool - (vintage pieces are hand-spun- Navajo Churro Collection weavings are custom spun)
By blending natural wool colors—gray, beige, cream, brown and black—together seamlessly using the time-honored method of “carding,” the Two Grey Hills weaving features beautiful, intricate patterns, and unforgettable hues you simply won’t find with manufactured products. The perfect choice for a neutral decor.
Premium Custom Quality
Each piece is carefully hand woven, making each thread, weave and pattern completely unique. The weft count averages between 40 and 50 per linear inch, our textiles maintain the complex designs and gorgeous coloring you’d expect from Two Grey Hills because our weavers are the original, Indigenous People 'Dine', textile artists who value tradition, quality and a personal touch.
Rare, Unmatched Excellence
The birth of the Two Grey Hills rugs began when traders and weavers worked together in the 1920s. Today it is the Nizhoni Ranch Gallery and their professional Navajo weavers keeping the tradition alive by bringing them to people locally, across the country, and around the world.
The Navajo are a proud people with a special talent for getting the most out of their looms, especially when you see the finished work shine through on a Two Grey Hills rug. Supporting their works of art means supporting the Native American people and community at large, because each and every artist is a traditional weaver who has become the beacon of this amazing art form.
Weaving is a spiritual thing for a Navajo weaver and many hours are spent not only weaving, but singing, speaking and sharing their life with the wool. When the weaving is slipped from the loom, it is an emotional and spiritual experience that is then passed on to you.
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Beautiful Examples of these one-of-a-kind weavings! Click on an image and you will be taken to that weaving's individual page for in depth details about it.