by John Aldrich
Here is another pleasing storm pattern rug, this time by Emma Jean Willie. The colors here are somewhat unusual in that earth-tones aren't the most common in this style of rug. Since Emma is another older weaver, we again have a relatively simple, yet very pleasing design.
Emma Jean is one of our Leupp elders. She is usually seen in a supporting role as the wife of George Willie, one of the dwindling number of Navajo Code Talkers. George and Emma have been guests of honor at the rug show several times when George has been invited to take part in the Sunday morning Veterans Ceremony. Emma is always right there by his side helping with translation and other things.
See this 2010 post for more information about the rug catalog.
Notes: Every effort has been made to photograph and present the rugs with as accurate rendition of color as possible. It's not possible, however, to be certain that your computer won't show some variance. Where two prices are listed in the catalog, the higher represents what the weaver hopes to receive and the lower, the minimum she will accept. As has always been the case at ANE all the proceeds of every rug sale go entirely to the weaver. Prices are set by the weaver, and since there is no "middleman" they are typically very reasonable.