Yei Navajo Weaving with Grey Faces

Navajo weaver

Yei Navajo Weaving with Grey Faces, Textiles by   Navajo weaver
  • Navajo weaving
Savvy Price $350.00
Gallery Price $425.00
Yei Navajo Weaving with Grey Faces
Navajo weaver
Wool, aniline dyed
25" height X 30 1/2" width
Warp count
10 warps per inch
Weft count
40 wefts per inch
Date of creation
Circa 1980
About The Yei Navajo Weaving with Grey Faces

Notched ribbon top and bottom border is outlined in white wool, also in reverse in rich brown wool.

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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