Nora Silago, Two Grey Hills, Navajo Handwoven Rug, Single Diamond, 18" x 30"
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|Rug Dye Type||Aniline Dye (commercial wool)|
|Rug Navajo Pattern||Two Grey Hills|
|Rug Time Period||Modern (Post 1950)|
Before the trains started coming to this part of the world and businesses like the Fred Harvey Company started selling Navajo jewelry to the masses, most people back east didn't know anything of the Navajo. Traders like JB Moore would be one of the first to introduce the art of the Navajo to collectors back east, rugs not silver. He put together a catalog of different weavings that would be sold in large quantities. More Traders would begin to introduce Navajo weavings and even influence certain styles. Today this tradition is carried on by the Trading Posts. We have a large collection of weavings from classic Ganado Reds to Germantown Revivals. Also, old antiques that have the character that goes with age to the new contemporary weavings. Enjoy looking through our online collection, and remember if you don't see what you are looking for we have many more in the Post.
If one wished to characterize a Two Grey Hills rug, theyÕd begin by showing you an exceptional tapestry weave of 80 or more wefts per linear inch. If the tapestry had been woven by master weaver, Daisy Taugelchee, it might have upwards of 115 wefts per inch. The colors would be natural, finely spun wools in brown, beige, white and black, with carded hues of tan and grey. The design would be complex, featuring one or more black borders surrounding strong, central
elements such as hooked or terraced crosses or diamonds, with progressive and interlocking frets, possibly eight pointed Valero stars and geometric motifs in the four corners. The rug would have a thin, white Òspirit lineÓ at a top corner, an exit line for the weaverÕs spirit, leading from the central design area to the outer edge of the rug. Yet the impressive piece would be only half the story, the appearance, but not the heart.