Monday, July 26, 2010

Item of the Week

This is a great hand woven Navajo pictorial rug by Jane Hyden, who has 2 of her weavings in the permanent collection of the Heard Museum.  This piece is particularly interesting because she has created a twist on the traditional Tree of Life rug by depicting actual bird species rather than stylized birds.  At a glance, one can recognize Swallows, Tanagers, Cardinals, Blue Jays, Mockingbirds, and more.  The traditional corn stalk has been replaced with an oak tree as well.  Beautiful!
Tree of Life Pictorial Rug by Jane Hyden
Click here to view the page on our website and see some detail images

Click here to see a traditional Tree of Life Rug for comparison

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