Native American Art / A Navajo Bisti pictorial rug
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Belikove, Ruth K., Jewels of the Navajo Loom: The Rugs of Teec Nos Pos, 2003, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe, p. 35: "This type of rug is generally included in the Teec category but exhibits elements from the area of the Crystal Trading Post. The circular and rosette shapes, along with the overall complexity of the design, required the skill of a master weaver. Note the two Yei figures in the center medallion. circa 1920-35". In spite of the Teec Nos Pos attribution in the exhibition catalogue, current scholarship points to a Bisti origin as the greater likelihood.