Very Large Navajo Weaving Circa 1930

Navajo weaver

Very Large Navajo Weaving Circa 1930, Textiles by   Navajo weaver
  • large Navajo weaving
Savvy Price $5,500.00
Gallery Price $6,500.00
Title
Very Large Navajo Weaving Circa 1930
Artist
Navajo weaver
Medium
Handspun wool
Size
108" height X 65" width
Warp count
6 warps per inch
Weft count
24 wefts per inch
Date of creation
Circa 1930
Condition
Excellent. Table in my office casts a bit of shadow on weaving's left side.
Provenance
Ku Lie
About The Very Large Navajo Weaving Circa 1930

Professionally cleaned by a Navajo weaving specialist, this gorgeous statement in fiber measures 9' X 5' 5".

Left side of weaving "enjoys" some shadowing from nearby table in the photograph.

About Navajo weaver

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.

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Cultures

American Indian, Navajo

Medium

Textiles

Subject

Keywords

Navajo weaving, large Navajo weaving