Two Grey Hills Navajo Weaving : Anne Joe : 3149

Two Grey Hills … the words bring up visions of classic Navajo rug designs. People are often confused because they're not gray, and don't have hills. Those familiar with Navajo weavings will understand that Two Grey Hills refers to the trading post and is where this design originated.

Common elements of the Two Grey Hills included a border, and natural wool tones of blended black, brown, and white. No commercial or vegetal dyes are used (except occasionally in black). Quality weavings feature wool that has been hand-carded, and hand-spun.  

When a weaver has so much of her spirit invested in the creation of the wool for a piece, it's easy to understand how the loom becomes his/her instrument to create a masterpiece.

To appreciate all of the time and work that goes into a piece of woven art that has been hand-carded and hand spun, please watch this youtube video which shows Master Weaver Clara Sherman carding and spinning wool. It was filmed in 2009 and is such a blessing to demonstrate the ways of the Navajo weaver. When done by hand, the preparation of the wool can take months before it ever touches the loom.

Style Two Grey Hills - Learn More
Weaver Anne Joe
Date 2014
Size 29" x 46"  (.736M x 1.168M)
Item # 3149
Feature Hand-carded, Hand-spun natural wool

 

A unique blend of history, Native American culture and storytelling make these weavings an art like no other.

To be showcased on your walls or grace your floors, this functional heirloom is one-of-a-kind piece of history that took 100's of hours to create and will last many lifetimes. We'd love to tell you more about it!

For more information, pricing, and ordering please contact us. It would be our pleasure to help you!

 

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