Vintage NAVAJO Two Gray Hills Finely Woven Native American Rug Blanket 40 X 49
Two Grey Hills Navajo Indian Rugs are known as weavings in which no colored dyes were used. Instead, weavers carefully combed and spun different natural colors of yarn to yield a beautiful range of creamy whites, tans, browns, and greys. To get a solid black color, weavers sometimes would over-dye dark brown wool with black dye. The weavers around Two Grey Hills developed very complex geometric patterns, usually based on a large, hooked, central diamond with multiple geometric borders. They also were known for very finely spun wool of small diameter which they used to make very thin, dense, and tightly woven rugs that are certainly the greatest technical achievements in the history of Navajo rug making.
Many of the women who now weave for nearby Toadlena Trading Post carry on this tradition of quality. The most finely woven rugs often are called tapestry rugs. This particular blanket/rug listed has evidence of the inconsistencies of the natural colors that run throughout the weaving.
Measures 40.5" X 49". Weaving is tights with guide yarns in place on each side. One area of repair in the center top/bottom edge. Refer to pictures 6 and 9. Otherwise in overall gorgeous condition for it's age. The item "Vintage NAVAJO Two Gray Hills Finely Woven Native American Rug Blanket 40 X 49" is in sale since Tuesday, December 26, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Rugs & Textiles (Navajo)". The seller is "mikhagert_1" and is located in Frontenac, Kansas. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Provenance: Ownership History Not Available
- Artisan: Unknown Navajo Craftsman
- Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States