The exhibit “Navajo Weaving: Tradition and Trade” is a must for anyone who likes Navajo weavings. The Stark Museum in the small town of Orange, TX, hosts this exhibit. Many of these rugs have never been seen by the general public before.
The samples of dyed yarn, natural vs. analine, shows the intensity of color differences one can get with each technique. I’m not surprised that many weavers choose to go against tradition and use aniline dyed yarns.