Navajo Weaving - 1940's Wide Ruins, C007478


Wide Ruins Trading Post Style.

Ca 1940's by Unknown Weaver.

Measures 74 by 49 Inches. 

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  • All hand spun wool in natural and vegetal dyed yarn in the Wide Ruins Trading Post style from the 1940's.  Sallie Wagner Lippincott bought the Wide Ruins Trading Post in the late 1930's and set out to teach the Navajo weavers in the area about vegetal dying their wool.  The textiles coming out of this area are banded and the colors are natural sheep wool and soft vegetal colors achieved by over dying with plants from the surrounding area. A 1940's era Wide Ruins weaving made with Vegetal dyes in cream, golds and a rose taupe.  Measures 6 foot 2 inches by 4 foot and 1 inches.  Condition is great.