by John Aldrich
Nettie Tsinijinnie is one of our traditional Elders as well as a traditional weaver. She creates beautiful rugs from handspun wool from her own sheep. Not many are doing this anymore. Nettie lives in Nazlini and attends the food run at Many Farms.
we featured her in a blog when we added several of her rugs to the catalog. This year we have added four more beautiful handspun creations. Nettie's rugs are well-woven and beautifully designed. They are also quite heavy which is often the case with the thicker wool of this type of rug.
Here are the four rugs:
7719 in the catalog, Winter Star. It measures 31" x 42", and the price is $650/$600.
7721, Sunburst. It measures 28" x 40" and costs $650/$600.
7722, Star Dazzler. It's 40" x 66" and is priced at $1400.
7723, is even larger at 40" x 78". It's number 7723 and is also $1400.
The latter two rugs, in particular, would be suitable for use on the floor. They are so sturdy and heavy that they might well outlive the house.
Here is a fine opportunity to acquire a beautiful rug woven in a manner that is rapidly disappearing.