- Number: 1047
- Description: This Storm Pattern Navajo Rug is a very close to the one in the JB Moore 1911 Catalog. The square in the rug could symbolize a Navajo Hogan, a lake, or the center of the universe. The squares in the corners are sometimes referred to as the four Sacred Mountains of the Navajo, the four winds, or the four cardinal directions. The radiating zigzag lines are referred to as lighting bolts. The motifs at the top and bottom are water bugs or pinion beetles. Above and below the water bugs are Whirling Logs which the impression of circular motion by the bent ends. Whirling Logs crossing each other are a sacred symbol used in the Navajo religious ceremonies, sand paintings, and incorporated into weavings around the 1880s.
- Rug Size: 45″ x 65″
- Colors: Black, white, red and gray.
- Condition: Excellent
- Circa: 1910
- Weaver: Unknown
- Other Details: A great Navajo JB Moore Catalog Rug.
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