This finely woven tapestry handmade by Virginia Yazzie is a stunning example of the Navajo Storm Pattern. The Storm Pattern traces its origins to one of the most important legends in Navajo culture: the creation of the Navajo homeland. In the blanket's center is the first house, or Hogan, in which the people began to arrange their world. It is surrounded by four sacred mountains, symbolized on the blanket by rectangles near each corner. The Storm Pattern weaves legends and truths into an intricate pattern of symbol, tradition and beauty.
Weaving measures 15-1/4" wide by 18-1/8" long and comes with certificate of authenticity.
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