12 January 2006
A NAVAJO SANDPAINTING RUG
tightly woven of native handspun wool in natural and aniline shades of ivory, brown, black, gray, green, teal, and blue, against a "sand" ground, with a depiction of Mother Earth and Father Sky from the Shootingway Chant
Dimensions: 48 x 41 in. (1.21 x 1.04 m.)
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Illustrated in Patterns and Sources of Navajo Weaving by Bill Harmsen, page 56.
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On 30 October Christie’s will auction more than 200 works from the collection of the renowned art dealer and scholar
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