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Two Grey Hills Navajo Weaving

Navajo weaver

About The Two Grey Hills Navajo Weaving
Two Grey Hills is located in northwest New Mexico, between Gallup and Shiprock. Typically aniline dyes are used by these weavers as well as carding and combining natural wools. For example, black wool carded with white can produce varying shades of grey and brown wool combined with white produces tans and beiges. Their designs reflect an Oriental design influence.

Savvy Price $675.00

Gallery Price $900.00

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Two Grey Hills is located in northwest New Mexico, between Gallup and Shiprock. Typically aniline dyes are used by these weavers as well as carding and combining natural wools. For example, black wool carded with white can produce varying shades of grey and brown wool combined with white produces tans and beiges. Their designs reflect an Oriental design influence.
About the Artist

The word "Navajo" translates to "great planted fields". Their source of wool was the Spanish who in the late 1500's brought with them herds of churro-type sheep and goats. Weaving skills came to them nearly a decade later when Pueblo Indians introduced weaving to the Navajo.

Later the Navajos traded textiles with the Plains Indians, those from the Pueblos and the Spanish. As wagons full of Anglos journeyed west, a new source of supply in yarns, dyes and bolts of cloth encouraged the introduction of their weavings into Anglo cultures. The cottage industry of Navajo weaving had been launched.

Weaving styles such as Crystal, Ganado, Two Grey Hills, Wide Ruins, Teec Nos Pos, Red Mesa, Pine Springs were impacted by preferences of the trading post owners. Some traders provided rug design cards guiding weavers to produce more popular designs.

Medium Hand-woven wool
Size 28" height x 18" width
Warp count 11 warps per inch
Weft count 56 wefts per inch
Date Circa 1990
Condition Pristine
Design Black border with terraced mountain design on either side first in natural, then grey. Background color is tan. Elongated stepped motif at center utilizes black, brown, tan and natural colored wools.