Transitional Navajo Weaving : Historic : GHT 1950

Oh my!  Look at this incredible piece of artwork!  What makes it incredible you may ask?  

First is the age, this piece is from the 1890s and is in excellent condition!  It's from what has been recognized as the "Transitional" period of Navajo weaving.  Weavers began to experiment with color and creating more complex designs. 

Second, look at the gorgeous bright ruby red!  This was obtained by red analine dye.  The weaver used Merino wool in this piece, with all natural wool colors except for vibrant red.  

Third, look at the impeccable weaving and unusual design. This piece would have been woven outside with the loom attached to a tree.  To complete a piece as well done and beautiful as this is a feat by someone richly blessed by Spiderwoman. 

Style Crystal
Weaver Unknown Navajo
Date circa 1890s
Size 63″ x 81″
Item # GHt 1950
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Type: Transitional

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