Woven in Beauty: 100 Years of Navajo Master Weavers from
The Toadlena/Two Grey Hills Region
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Woven in Beauty: 100 Years of Navajo Master Weavers from The Toadlena/Two Grey Hills Region
El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe and The Santa Fe Shows are pleased to present the curated exhibit Woven in Beauty. The exhibition features Navajo master weaver textiles from the Toadlena/Two Grey Hills region. The region is located on the Navajo reservation in northwestern New Mexico. The Toadlena/Two Grey Hills style is most distinguished by the use of numerous shades of natural wool from local sheep to produce textiles with precise and imaginative designs.
The exhibition features a select group of well-documented textiles which demonstrate the diversity of the individual weavers’ talent. They range from rugs dating to the regional style’s historic roots over 100 years ago to some of the best contemporary tapestries being produced on Navajo looms today. Complimenting the textiles will be technical insight regarding them as well as detailed genealogical information on many of the master weavers and their families.
The highly artistic textiles seen in this exhibition have been carefully chosen as the best representative examples of many of the region’s master weavers’ work. Since their inception, the Toadlena/Two Grey Hills textiles have maintained a high standard of quality, popularity and value in the market. Their desirability continued throughout the 20th century and into the 21st century as well.
Don’t miss the exciting exhibition presented by Mark and Linda Winter of the Historic Toadlena Trading Post.