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It was Spider Woman who preserved the Dine (Navajo) people from the evils that surrounded them when they emerged into the Third-World. For this reason she became one of their most cherished Gods. It was also Spider Women who taught the Dine to weave. Spider Women told the Dine ancestors of the first weaving loom constructed by her husband. He made the cross poles of sky and earth cords; the warp sticks of sun rays, lengthwise to cross the woof; the healds of rock crystal and sheet lightning, to maintain the condition of the fibers. For the batten he choose a sun halo to seal the joints, and a comb of white shell to clean the strands.


This weaving is the work of Navajo weaver MARENTHA NEZ. It is a STORM PATTERN weaving measuring 24X21 inches. Take a look at the pictures and this rug will sell itself. Marentha has used a good combination of 5 natural colors in this weaving that make it very pleasing to the eye. Marentha is the daughter of the great Navajo weaver Sally Yazzie. I have noticed this family usually weaves a few feathers into each rug they make and this weaving is no exception, Marentha has wove 8 feathers into it. We have bought weavings from her 2 aunts for years, Suzy Nez Tsosie and Lillie Nez Tsosie, they also usually weave feathers into their weavings, I am assuming this is somewhat of a family tradition. Marenthas weavings are always very tightly woven. I can furnish a warp/weft count via email request. Marentha comes from the Blue Gap area of the Navajo Nation and has a great reputation as a fine weaver. She is among the few old-time traditional Navajo weavers left, that still produces a limited number of great weavings. Marentha Nez is one of the most versatile and accomplished weavers in our area. We are proud to offer this weaving from MARENTHA NEZ. You can be assured this weaving will increase in value in the years to come. This weaving will compliment any collection! If you would like to see more photos of this item contact me, and I will email them to your address.

Navajo weavings are an excellent investment. Experts claim good Navajo weavings increase in value 20% a year. Unlike Navajo reproduction weavings imported from other countries. This weaving is 100% authentic 100% handmade by a Native American person. This weaving was made in the USA. We offer a 30 day money back guarantee.If you have any questions about this item, email me at FEBANKS@4cornersindianart.com.

Price= $185.00 plus $12.00 S&H = $197.00