180816-114 Fine Navajo Rug - Storm Pattern
53" x 38"
Black field rugs are quite rare and provide contrast to the vivid motif.
In Excellent Condition
History of Storm Pattern Rugs
Historians and weavers alike believe that the central rectangle represents something of historical significance, such as a lake, Navajo Hogan, or even the very center of the Navajo Universe. Originating from the Crystal Trading Post (before the banded design revival), Storm Patterns have always maintained a strong central element connected by diagonal stepped lines to each corner, representing the four sacred mountains surrounding the Navajo Nation.
Unlimited Color & Style
Unlike many other Navajo rug styles, the Storm Pattern can feature an unlimited variety of muted, vibrant or vegetal colors, like the deep red hues of the Ganado, or the tans and browns of the Two Grey Hills. Storm Pattern weavers enjoy expanding their creativity into this artistic medium because it allows them to capture their own unique imaginations, in exciting and symbolic new ways.
One of the most amazing factors surrounding Storm Pattern weavings, is the fact that designs can represent a variety of important seasons and sacred cultural aspects. Navajo Artists adept at weaving the Storm Pattern design can illuminate the lightning associated with warm summer rains, snowflakes of a harsh winter, the four sacred Navajo mountains, the jittery water bug, or any number of imaginative designs.
A striking rug, very tightly and expertly woven.