Left to Right: Navajo Classic Serape with all natural dyes, c. 1860, 73" x 52", Navajo Third Phase Chiefs Blanket with Ravelled Bayeta, Cochineal, Lac and Indigo dyes, c. 1870, 50" x 76.5", Navajo Transitional textile, c. 1880, 73" x 53"
NAVAHO WEAVING. I love the colors and patterns of Navaho rugs and blankets. For my senior project in art school, I built a 6-foot Navaho loom, dyed my own yarn (with natural dyes as close to the ones used by the Navaho weavers as possible), designed a rug and started weaving it. I ran out of time so I never finished it (I still got an A!).