This handwoven Two Grey Hills tapestry by Virginia Yazzie is an exquisite work of handmade art that will last for generations. Seen as the pinnacle of Navajo art and craftsmanship, Two Grey Hills rugs are known for the tightness of the yarn, complexity of design and use of all-natural undyed wool. This classic representation of the style features a central terraced diamond and concentric forms of gray, tan, cream and black, creating a dynamic design that showcases Virginia's skill as a weaver.
Two Grey Hills is a style of Navajo weaving that developed around the Two Grey Hills Trading Post in northwestern New Mexico in the early 1900s. Widely considered the most sought-after of all Navajo rugs, Two Gray Hills rugs are the height of art and craftsmanship. They are known for their use of undyed wool, all-natural color and intricate geometric designs. The wool is hand carded and hand-spun, techniques rarely practiced in any other parts of the world, making the yarn extremely soft and fine. A small rug or tapestry takes more than 400 labor hours from carding to completion and for this reason Two Grey Hills rugs are generally the most expensive and prized style of Navajo rug.
Weaving measures 18-5/8" wide by 14-1/4" long. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
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