Optical Navajo Weaving : Historic : GHT 2207

This weaving is part of an Exhibition showing at the Tucson Desert Art Museum January 4 2017 to May 30 2017 – If purchased prior to /or during the Exhibition, the weaving will be available for delivery, as soon as possible, after the May 30, 2017

Everyone likes optical illusions. This weaver created a bold and impressive design in the 1940s using black over-dyed and natural brown and cream wools. For a splash of color the weaver added red tassels to hang from the corners. Take a look a the detailed images - this piece was very tightly and expertly woven!

The design is called Tumbling Blocks.  Perhaps the famous artist M C Escher was influenced by this Navajo design and incorporated it into his famous pieces?  We'll never know. 

Style Eye Dazzler / Optical 
Weaver Unknown Navajo
Date circa 1940
Size 50″ x 71″ (1.27M x 1.80M)
Item # GHT 2207
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Contact us for more information, pricing or to order – steve@navajorug.com or 520-455-5020 -- We will be glad to help you!

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!

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Type: Optical

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