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Tuesday, July 12, 2016 3:48 PM
One of my favorite events is when someone walks in the gallery and says something like, “Do you have any real Navajo rugs?”
Looking around at all of the weavings we have in stock, several hundred, I will ask, “What do you mean?”
I mean the ones where they really did all their own work and made their own dyes, you know, before the white man got here,” is the type of answer I’ll sometimes hear.
Thursday, June 30, 2016 3:29 PM
We recently picked up a collection of weavings from the 1980’s that were done by some very talented women. Most of them had tags on them so it was easy to identify the weavers. They came from a famous Indian Trading family in Gallup (by agreement I can share that name with the purchaser of the weavings but am not allowed to put it in print).
There is one vegetal dye weaving in the group that was obviously done by a talented weaver. It is unique as the design is a traditional Teec Nos Pos, an area where you seldom see vegetal dye colors.Read More