Wide Ruins Navajo Weaving : Contemporary : B-12

The Wide Ruins weavings are the most refined of the vegetal dye types.  They incorporate intricate serrate design elements of soft, pastel earth tones of native plant dyes intermittently with solid bands of color.  

Nanabah Harrison, is the talented artisan behind this Crystal style piece woven in the 1980s. Nanabah is well known for her use of mauve and non-traditional blues in her pieces. Her pieces are highly sought, and are not often found for sale. The love in this piece is seen in the beauty of the hand carded, hand spun, hand dyed wool. It measures 5'6" x 7'10" and would be a peace-filled accent to nearly any decor.

In recent years the design elements have become increasingly complex and the dye palette core extensive.  Constant experimentation has resulted in the ability to achieve almost any hue imaginable.  For these reasons they are highly desirable to collectors. 

This piece was woven using hand-carded and hand-spun wool which was dyed using all natural colors.  The weaver would have gathered the dye materials from the reservation and hand-dyed the wool.  This piece is exceptionally tightly woven and is in excellent condition.  

Style Wide Ruins
Weaver Nanabah Harrison
Date circa 1970-1980s
Size 66″ x 96″ : (1.67M x 2.438M)
Item # B-12
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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!

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Type: Wide Ruins

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