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.



2 comments on “Your Daily Dose of Inspiration

  • Your family heart warming story is so real for many young entrepreneurs. I have been to your exquisite shop and felt the warm loving hard work. I long to learn how to weave one of these days. I will return from Colorado to your new SHOP.

  • OK so high tech stuff isn’t one of my strong points! I want to let you know how excited I am for you. The new place will be perfect! I kept peeking in the windows every time I went by last October and thought – Wow! this would be a great spot for WSW. The guy was never around when I went by so I never got inside. Your pix are wonderful! I will be happy to spread the word on the East Coast for you. Wish Allen and I could help you move. 3 cheers for your Grandma and Kristina. Wow! they don’t mess around when you need some reassurance! You 2 + 1
    are doing a wonderful job and I know you will continue to be a shining light in Arroyo Secco inspiring all of us to keep weaving! Best of everything…..~Lorilla

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