Sunday, March 18, 2012

Rug Of The Week - Storm by Darlene Bahe

by John Aldrich

Last week we featured a newly-arrived rug by Delorcita Francis. This week we received a rug from her sister, Darlene Bahe, so it seemed only fair that it also be featured. As mentioned in the last post, both of these fine weavers carry on the tradition of their mother, Alice Bahe, an Elder in our program who died several years ago.

This rug is a beautiful storm pattern. It has all the classic elements that were mentioned in a previous post with the exception that there is no border in this rug. To my eye this gives it a more "modern" look - a clean and simple appearance, even though there are lots of complicated design elements.

Darlene is asking $500 for this rug which measures 26" x 38". Here is the catalog listing, 7021.

Darlene often weaves pictorial rugs. Here's a photo of her at the Tsaile food run last spring. She is holding a fine rug depicting yeis and corn plants.

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.

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