Authentic Navajo rug, Storm pattern, weaver David Naigo, 44″ x 62″, $2842
average wefts 44
This newly handwoven Storm pattern Navajo rug is 100% wool, and includes a functional but easily removable strip of maple backing along the 62 in border, to facilitate lengthwise display as a wall hanging. The weaver, David Naigo of Whippoorwill Az, is a member of the Navajo Rug Weavers Association, and the rug includes the Navajo Rug Weavers Association Certificate of Genuineness.
Click on the Rug Image for a close up view and accurate representation of the dark red color enhancing this rug. The shades of gray and black in this full rug view are accurately depicted, but the highlighting maroon/dark red color is not clearly visible. Both the center hogan, and smaller boxes at each corner of the rug, contain maroon accents on each side of the design. Additionally, maroon color is attractively integrated in all the feather like and water bug designs immediately within the entire surrounding border.
The Storm pattern was accepted as a Navajo rug weaving style in the 1950’s. Typically bordered Navajo rugs rendered in black, white, gray and red color combinations, Storm is a distinctive pattern originating in the Tuba City area or western half of the Navajo Indian reservation. Basic features in the pattern of Storm Navajo rugs include a center box or square, which is described as a hogan or center of the world; smaller boxes at or near each corner of the rug, called houses of the wind or sacred mountain; and four zigzagged lines representing lightning, connecting the center square to each smaller corner box. Two figures, symbolizing water bugs or pinon beetles lie at center top and bottom of these Navajo rugs.