Navajo Weavings

Navaho weavings. Stark Museum.
Navaho weavings. Stark Museum.

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.

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Trading Post reenactment.

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.

Natural dyed Churro yarn
Natural dyed Churro yarn
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Aniline dyed Churro yarn.

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  1. Oh, but the subtle colors of the naturally dyed churro wool are so very fabulous. I wish I could see the exhibit in person. Thanks for sharing.

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