Navajo Handwoven Chief Rug
Navajo handwoven Chief rug by Carrie Tsosie, daughter of the well known weaver Anita Tsosie. Chiefs blankets are more distinguished by its square shape which originally started out as a plain design of stripes. The blankets were traded mostly to either the plains indians or to the pueblo's. This particular rug is embellished with stepped patterns and stripes. All of the yarn wool is handspun. Carrie uses the old traditional dyes of cochineal red, indigo blue, and a combination of vegetal yellow and indigo for her green. All of the whites, blacks, greys, and browns are achieved by blending natural wools during the carding process.
Wefts Per Linear Inch: 23