INCREDIBLE COLOR BALANCE:
Woven in the late 1980’s, this MINT condition tapestry came from the talented hands of Victoria Keoni. As the vegetal colors emerged in Navajo weaving sometime in the 1930’s, quality of this high level was unknown. Weavers had difficulty matiching their hard won colors from roots, bark, berries and the like. Many times the color would not saturate, nor cling. Beautiful weavings were few and far between in this new coloring method. Thankfully, weavers from Wide Ruins and Pine Springs persisted and solved the mysteries of mordants and minerals.
A late comer to the vegetal revolution was Burntwater, where few weavers excelled. However, thanks to an enterprising trader, Bruce Burnham, the area soon came alive with gorgeous bordered tapestries like this one. It has been vaulted since new, so is in like new condition. Woven in a diminutive size, 18 12″ x 22″, it is the perfect accent piece for that blank wall space. An energized tapestry.
Smooth and silky wool yarn is near perfection in this one. And the unique lavendar color is seldom seen.
Museum quality, top grade. Collector alert!