Two Navajo tapestry weave rugs
Lot 4323
Two Navajo tapestry weave rugs
Sold for US$ 7,500 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Two Navajo tapestry weave rugs
Virginia Deal and Carlene Deal, both exceedingly finely woven, the elder Deal's example with a single composite diamond medallion, within four corner complements and a reciprocal meander border; her daughter's work more densely drawn, with a double-diamond center and accents enclosed by a terraced meander border and solid outer frame.
size approximately 3ft 3in x 2ft 4in and 3ft 2in x 2ft 1in

Footnotes

  • Winter, Mark, 2011, p. 391: "The oldest daughter of Maxine and John Cohoe is Master Weaver Virginia Deal...she is a living treasure in our area, for the entire Navajo Nation, and for all humankind...At Toadlena I tell several weavers they are my favorite, but in the case of Virginia, it is absolutely true. I consider her the best living Navajo weaver in my time at Toadlena."; and p. 393: "Virginia's youngest daughter, Master Weaver Carlene Deal...will often draw her intricate patterns before weaving them...Carlene has mastered her mother's fine talent, and perhaps has even taken it to a new level of excellence, at least in proportion to the length of time she works on a rug."
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