Mae Begay, Storm Pattern Rug, Navajo Handwoven, Wool, 46” x 35”

Mae Begay, Storm Pattern Rug, Navajo Handwoven, Wool, 46” x 35”
Mae Begay, Storm Pattern Rug, Navajo Handwoven, Wool, 46” x 35”
Mae Begay, Storm Pattern Rug, Navajo Handwoven, Wool, 46” x 35”
Mae Begay, Storm Pattern Rug, Navajo Handwoven, Wool, 46” x 35”

Mae Begay, Storm Pattern Rug, Navajo Handwoven, Wool, 46” x 35”

J.B. Moore is credited with the popularity of the Storm Pattern weaving.

All of these facets set Moore apart, yet it was in the area of rug design that he truly made his mark. While Hubbell promoted a return to the Navajo Classic style and Cotton was busy merchandising, Moore tapped into the American craze for “everything Oriental.” At the same time he aligned himself with the growing Arts & Crafts movement in architecture and design.

From the early 1800s Americans had been fascinated with the Near East. The wealthy few who traveled to exotic places such as Turkey and Egypt brought back steamer trunks laden with carpets, fabrics and souvenirs. Turkish cozy corners and smoking dens became the rage. By the 1880s this trend had filtered down to the middle class. “Many of the emerging mail order catalogues began offering inexpensive variations of luxurious Eastern textiles and carpets...” In 1897 Sears and Roebuck featured an ad for “Smyrna Rugs,” complete with the image of a Turkish man kneeling on a prayer rug. (Corrigan: 1995)

PRODUCT DETAILS
General Height:
46
Width:
35
Rug Dye Type:
Aniline Dye (commercial wool)
Rug Handspun:
No
Rug Material:
Wool
Rug Pattern:
geometric-pattern
Rug Size:
2-footx3-foot
Rug Time Period:
Modern (Post 1950)
Regular price
$795
Sale price
$795
Unit price
per