Sunday, January 27, 2013

Rug Of The Week - Storm by Zena Lane

by John Aldrich

This week's rug is a beautiful storm pattern rug woven from handspun yarn. This traditional method of weaving is rapidly being replaced by commercial yarn which is so much more convenient. Rugs like this are typically woven by our older weavers who still cling to their traditional ways. In this case our weaver is younger, but the daughter of one of our Big Mountain Elders, Rena Lane, who usually weaves in this manner. It's good to see a younger weaver following the old ways.

This rug is what I would call "substantial" - both in size and weight. Handspun yarn is usually coarser in texture, and the rugs made from it are typically heavier. But this is also quite a large rug at 37" x 57". Given its size and sturdiness this would make an excellent floor rug.

The catalog listing is 7163, and the rug price is $850.

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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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