Handwoven Navajo rug, artist unknown, 5' x 10', possibly form the Ganado region, storm variation

Handwoven Navajo rug, artist unknown, 5′ x 10′, storm variation

Notes on this piece…

Since we missed yesterday’s Dose (sorry!), we thought we would share something really special with you!

Yesterday, on our day off, Joe and Elsi (our daughter) took a dump run. An interesting series of little events, led him to acquiring/rescuing this beauty, as it was already halfway into the dumpster. I’ve heard of stories like this, but never imagined we would be so lucky. When he pulled it out of the back of our truck and unrolled it on the grass, I burst into tears of amazement. It is just so beautiful!

And it’s huge! About 5′ x 10! It looks like a handspun rug weight yarn. All naturals, except for the red… very possibly Churro. There is a little bit of moth damage, but really nothing too bad.

We have done a bit of research to find out what it is and where it is from. We are pretty sure it is a Storm Pattern Variant. Maybe woven in the early 1900’s.

A true beauty! We feel so blessed to have this piece fall into our life. And we feel honored to share it with you.

Enjoy!

Ciao,
Teresa


Designed by Rachel Brown for Capel Rugs

Designed by Rachel Brown for Capel Rugs

Notes on this piece…

Many years ago, Capel Rugs asked my grandma, Rachel, to design a series of rugs for their Woven Spirits Line.

You can see more from this collection here.

Originally, these were woven here in the Southwest, by Navajo weavers, using our Rug Yarn.

Enjoy!

Ciao,
Teresa


Strata Runner by Pat Dozier

Strata Runner by Pat Dozier

Notes on this piece…

Pat hand-dyes her own yarn, allowing for her to achieve the beautiful color variation throughout her weavings.

You can see this and other pieces of Pat’s here.

Enjoy!

Ciao,
Teresa


Smaller Handspun by Joe Bacon

Smaller Handspun by Joe Bacon

Notes on this piece…

All the yarn for this piece is handspun.

Joe hand-dyes his own yarn, using natural dyes. He always uses Navajo Churro wool for his weft.

You can see Joe’s current work here.

Enjoy!

Ciao,
Teresa