Thursday, June 26, 2014

New Rugs In Our Catalog

by John Aldrich

The month of June typically sees a large influx of new rugs into our catalog. During the spring food runs Linda acquires a number at each of the food run sites. This year the total comes to over a hundred rugs that have been added to the catalog. A small sample is featured here, but you are invited to peruse the online listings and see them all.

This beautiful rug by Marisa Begay is the largest (and most expensive) of our new rugs. Woven into a classic storm pattern design are a variety of objects of ceremonial significance to the Navajo People.

Rug #9149, Ceremonial Rug, by Marisa Begay.

Elizabeth Clah of Many Farms hosts our food run at that location and also weaves beautiful rugs. Her Women Of The Mountain pattern is her own unique creation and this version is woven in the distinctive colors for which Elizabeth in known.

Rug #9048, Women Of The Mountain, by Elizabeth Clah.

The Blue Canyon design is modern but not seen too often. Rena Robertson of Hardrock does a beautiful job with this style and often weaves special figures into the design such as the Yei head in this rug.

Rug #9147, Blue Canyon Yei, by Rena Robertson.

Mary Secody from the Many Farms area is a master weaver who provided us with this beautiful Chief pattern rug.

Rug #9049, Chiefs Rug, by Mary Secody.

Here is another Chiefs rug, this time by a male weaver, Alec Runninghawk of Dilkon. Although of Sioux heritage, Alec is married to a Navajo weaver and has mastered the technique and styles of Navajo weaving with great skill.

Rug #9125, Chiefs Rug, by Alec Runninghawk.

Hogans are frequently seen in pictorial rugs. In this unique rug by Eunice Manson, however, the hogans take on a somewhat more abstract quality when combined with an eye dazzler background.

Rug #9175, Hogans On The Mesa, by Eunice Manson.

Lest you get the impression that our catalog is filled with large and expensive rugs, we actually have many smaller rugs at excellent prices by a variety of weavers. Mary Lee of Many Farms usually provides Linda with a small assortment of beautiful little rugs,with prices as low as $65.

Rug #9138, Diamond Stars, by Mary Lee.

This is just a small sample of our new rugs. You are invited to enjoy our entire online catalog of over 240 rugs.

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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