Transitional Navajo Bedspread : Historic : GHT 2009

Gustav Stickley's (1858 - 1942) ideals were of simplicity, honesty in construction, and truth to materials, were reflected in his trademark which included the Flemish phrase " Als Ik Kan"  which generally translated as, "to the best of my ability".  (Wikipedia)

It's not hard to see how his ideals and those of the Navajo weaver were very similar.  This enlightened piece was woven in the Chinle area in the late 1800s.  The brown is a natural dye derived from Black Walnut hulls grown in Canyon de Chelly.  The light red/pink was given by the fruit of the Prickly Pear Cactus.  The weaver would have obtained the materials and hand dyed the wool for this piece. 

"Lazy" or sectional lines were intentionally woven into the cream/white background of this piece to provide added dimension and design.  These lines work brilliantly into the overall design of the piece.  It's easy to see this piece was brought to life by a very skilled artisan!

Style Chinle 
Weaver Unknown Navajo
Date circa 1890-1900
Size 79″ x 80″ (2.00M x 2.03M)
Item # GHT 2009
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Type: Transitional

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