Master Navajo weaver Diane Yazzie has created this all-natural vegetal "two-in-one design" rug featuring both the Wide Ruins and Storm Pattern designs in one weaving.
Developed in the 1940s at the Wide Ruins Trading Post in northeastern Arizona, this style drew upon the regional style from nearby Chinle. Like Chinle rugs, Wide Ruins rugs have no borders, but are usually more intricate in design and their use of color. The design features very narrow stripes and geometrics like arrows and chevrons contained within banded panels. These thin-banded lines are extremely difficult to create, and demonstrate Navajo weavers' high level of skill and is one of the most artful and expressive types of Navajo weaving.
Storm rugs are a celebrated style of Navajo weaving that may have developed in the western portion of the Navajo reservation in the early 20th century. This symmetrical, bordered style features a square or rectangle at its center with lines radiating out from there to each of the rug's four corners. This defining design may be accented with other geometric forms such as zigzags, arrows, diamonds, and stair-step patterns.
Rug measures 25-3/8" long and 32-1/2" wide and comes with certificate of authenticity.
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