by John Aldrich
Storm pattern rugs are among the most popular for buyers to purchase. This week we feature one by Madge Shephard of Big Mountain. It measures 23" x 36" and is priced at $500. The catalog listing is 7028.
Storm pattern rugs can be very intricate with many design elements and color changes. Such elaborate weavings are more likely to be produced by younger weavers who have the eyesight and stamina to produce such rugs.
Our older weavers, like Madge, are more likely to create simpler designs with fewer colors. In such rugs, though, the basic elements of the design stand out more dramatically which gives them a different kind of appeal.
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.