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Storm - Weaving 44" x 53" by Paulina Dee (Navajo)

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Price: $1,325.00
Item Number: BFR0060

This storm pattern rug was hand woven by Navajo weaver Paulina Dee. There has been much deliberation about the origin and meaning of this pattern, from legends of rain and thunder to design elements being adapted from flour sacks! As with many of the "classics" today, the influences are a combination of the inspiration of weavers, traders and the market. The Storm design originated and was produced on the western side of the Navajo Reservation in the early 1900s.

From the looms of Navajo weavers come wool rugs that are comparable to the world's finest weavings. Navajo weavings are woven on upright looms that are constructed by the weaver. The transition from producing weavings for personal use to producing items for commerce was largely responsible for the development of the modern Navajo rug, just over one hundred years ago. The advent of reservation trading posts encouraged this transition by creating market outlets for products like rugs that previously had circulated only in trade. Exposure to larger markets had a significant effect on the evolution of the art form. The most apparent example of this was the development of regional styles and patterns. Although they are no longer accurate indicators of a modern rugs geographic origin, the regional names such as Two Grey Hills, Wide Ruins, or Ganado still identify rugs of a particular style. It is important to realize that these are general styles, and not specific patterns or designs. There is no set of Navajo designs, and patterns are devised within the mind of the weaver, so while two rugs may be very similar, there are no two exactly alike.

Rug care and hanging instructions included with purchase. If you would also like velcro, at no additional cost, for hanging your rug, click on "Contact Us" below to make your request.

Length 44", Width 53"

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