This handwoven rug by Roselyn Begay is exceptionally crafted with wool, featuring earth-tone colors of beige, white, black, brown, and grey. The rug is embellished with numerous geometric patterns known as the Burntwater style. With natural colors that reflect the Southwest landscape, this weaving is a wonderful example of an exquisite art that has been passed on for generations.
The Burntwater style of Navajo rug developed in the 20th century and draws upon other classic Navajo rug styles. It combines the bordered, central geometric designs of Ganado and Two Grey Hills rugs with the vegetal pastel tones found in the Crystal rug style. This exquisite style features the full range of vegetal hues including soft green, mauve, terra cotta, and pale purple, pink and blue as well as the more common yellow, gold, brown, and tan. Burntwater rugs are admired for the complexity of their geometric designs and have become increasingly popular with Native art and rug collector.
Weaving measures 18-3/4" long by 15" wide. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
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