Emma Joe, Ganado Red, Single Diamond, Navajo Handwoven Rug, 37” x 20”

Emma Joe, Ganado Red, Single Diamond, Navajo Handwoven Rug, 37” x 20”
Emma Joe, Ganado Red, Single Diamond, Navajo Handwoven Rug, 37” x 20”
Emma Joe, Ganado Red, Single Diamond, Navajo Handwoven Rug, 37” x 20”
Emma Joe, Ganado Red, Single Diamond, Navajo Handwoven Rug, 37” x 20”

Emma Joe, Ganado Red, Single Diamond, Navajo Handwoven Rug, 37” x 20”

Everything a weaver needed was there - fibers and dyes from plants, design elements from nature: lightning, stars, the sun, terraced clouds, trees, animal tracks, the four sacred mountains, the four cardinal directions. Inspiration came from sandstone striations on vermilion cliffs, from white of day and black of night. Modern experts say the Navajo learned to weave from the Pueblo people, yet the Navajo know that it was Spider Woman who helped them create a web of beauty with their sashes, mantas, serapes, breechcloths, blouses and blankets.

The Navajo first wove with native cotton and yucca fibers. Indigenous people cultivated cotton as early as 700 AD in the Salt-Gila region and by the 1100s in Canyon de Chelly. Over time weavers replaced these plant materials with the silky wool of churro sheep, introduced by the Spanish in the 1500s . From increased contact with Spanish and Mexican neighbors, the Navajos’ original color palette of natural wool and vegetal dyed yellow, was augmented by the brilliant red of raveled English bayeta cloth, Spanish indigo dye and Saxony yarn.

PRODUCT DETAILS
General Height:
37
Width:
20
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
$500
Sale price
$500
Unit price
per