Tapestry-Quality Navajo Blanket
$2,249.00 for a limited time
Made by Louise Henderson, it is rare to have the artist’s name of a Navajo Tapestry as fine as this Two Grey Hills example. Luckily for us the trading post that originally sold this attached a tag giving this information. Often framed or hung on the wall, these weavings are canvas-tight and striking in their design.
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This graphic Navajo Rug is from the first 20 years of the 20th century and was meant for the floor.
Traders in this time period were showing classic Persian rugs to the weavers in the Navajo Nation and encouraging them to use more flexible and durable wool warp so the Navajo weavings could withstand the abuse of a floor covering. Previously their textiles were just meant for wearing, but the thick wool blankets of Pendleton and the Hudson Bay Company were replacing this need, being more dense and warm than the handmade types they were used to. This lead to a mixing of Southwestern American Indian motifs and symbols with a compositional style of the Middle East to produce the stunning Crystal and Two Grey Hills examples we cherish to this day.
The neutral tones in this piece are highlighted by the red boarder and would enhance even the most modern space with the warmth of texture and glow of history it shows.