Friday, January 24, 2014

Rug(s) Of The Week

by John Aldrich

The popular Tree Of Life design provides a cheerful note at this time of year when we are all wondering if spring will ever come. These rugs depict colorful birds flying into and out of a corn plant which arises from a ceremonial basket. Several interpretations are associated with this, but the end result is always a feeling of hope and optimism.

We recently added three fine examples of this weaving style to our rug catalog. They are all relatively small, reasonably priced, and well-woven.

The first two are from the loom of Verna Benally:

Both of these rugs measure about 18" x 20" and are priced at $400. In the catalog, the first is #7938, and the second is #7939.

The third rug is by Eleanore Towne:

It is priced at $375 and measures 19" x 28". It is #7966 in our rug catalog.

Eleanore was featured in a previous Rug Of The Week post which you can see here.

For a happy note in anticipation of spring, consider adding one of these to your home.

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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