Teec Nos Pos Pictorial Navajo Rug Weaving : Slocum Klah : 24Cans
|Style||Teec Nos Pos|
|Weaver||attributed to Slocum Klah|
|Size||5' x 8'1"|
|Learn more about the Teec Nos Pos style of weaving|
This handsome Teec Nos Pos weaving is attributed to Slocum Klah, master weaver. Jay Foutz a trader at the time, considered Slocum and her family the best Teec Nos Pos rug weavers in the country.
This piece is highly unusual in that it has the words "24 cans" woven into it. The words are woven in forward and reverse text so that it would be legible from either side. This would have been a custom commissioned piece. It would be interesting to know the meaning behind "24 cans" wouldn't it? There were 24 cans of beans to a case. The beverage bottling industry was expanding. Perhaps the words referred to a favorite soda or beer?
Using a background of lovely variegated natural brown and cream Lincoln wools (look at that gorgeous dark brown coloring), Slocum hand-carded, hand-spun, and han-dyed the wool to get the lovely colors of green, red, and yellow.
Of the designs and symbols you will find tiny thunderbirds, Spiderwoman crosses, stylized squash blossoms, and belted diamonds. The central diamond row is bordered by Greek Key symbols, and the inside of the diamonds feature clouds pointing in the four directions. The design and symmetry of the border is so complicated and yet executed so brilliantly it features stylized Hero Twin images. Combined with its incredibly tight weave, this is a masterpiece!
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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