- Number: 1130j
- Rug Size: 74″ x 67″
- Colors: Natural black / brown, salt and pepper gray, white, brown, tan and aniline dyed red, yellow, orange, and green.
- Condition: Excellent
- Circa: 1920
- Weaver: Unknown
- Description: In this large, detailed, Navajo weaving of Father Sky and Mother Earth, the usual Rainbow Guardian is replaced by a black ribbon border. The field is white with most of the field covered up by the large figures of Father Sky and Mother Earth. Above, Father Sky and Mother Earth are protected by two Guardians – a Yei and a bat. The horns on their heads are symbols of their power. In the body of Father Sky are the constellations – the Moon and the Sun. Below his neck, the intertwined zig zag lines represent the Milky Way; the small rectangles represent Rainbow Bars. Father Sky’s and Mother Earth’s arms and legs are connected, just as the sky and the earth touch on the horizon. Mother Earth’s body contains the four sacred plants – corn, squash, bean and tobacco – and is connected to a pool of water in the center.
- Details: Handspun wool; large Sandpainting weavings are rare.
Offered by Charley’s Navajo Rugs and Red Mesa Gallery. Contact me for more information or to order at Charley@CharleysNavajoRugs.com or call 559-259-9482.