Optical Navajo Weaving : Historic : GHT 2251

MC Escher is well known for his optical illusions and perhaps he was influenced by the Tumbling Block design of the Navajo weavings.

This early piece from the 1920s was woven using Lincoln wool and measures 2'10" x 4'4". It's point of focus is of a cluster of tumbling blocks with key points being the thin lines in the blocks and the corner designs which add depth, and highlight. It's extremely difficult to create straight lines when weaving. This rug was woven by a masterful weaver who used natural browns and creams and dyed red to create this piece of art.

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Style Eye Dazzler / Optical 
Weaver Unknown Navajo
Date circa 1920s
Size 2’10″ x 4’4″ (.86M x1.32M)
Item # GHT 2251
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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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