Double Diamond Weaving by Nellie Grandson (#06)

Double Diamond Weaving by Nellie Grandson
Double Diamond Weaving by Nellie Grandson
Double Diamond Weaving by Nellie Grandson

Double Diamond Weaving by Nellie Grandson (#06)

 $625.00

Add to Shopping Cart

29" x 37 1/2"

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on every purchase.


We haven’t seen Nellie Grandson for several years now, and to be perfectly honest, feared the worst. We knew she was nearing ninety and had health issues, so her absence concerned us. When we saw Nellie come hustling up the stairs to the trading post, we were amazed and excited at the same time. Nellie conquered her issues and had been granted new health and vigor. Nellie is one of those rare artists who weaves both rugs and baskets. Her eagle baskets can be found at the Museum of Natural History located in Salt Lake City, Utah. This time our 89-year-old friend wove us a rug. We were extremely happy to see both it, and especially, her.


About the artist:

Nellie Grandson - Basket Weaver:If you were to see Nellie Grandson on the street you would most likely believe you were beholding the perfect examples of an elderly Navajo woman. A velveteen blouse adorned with hand wrought silver and turquoise. Flowing satin skirts billowing out to catch the coolness of a rare summer breeze. Carefully combed hair pulled back and tied in a traditional bun. And the shy downward glance from those beautiful brown eyes and weathered face. You would be correct in your assumption, "the perfect example".

Nellie not only has the classic look of her people, but is industrious as well. She is practiced in the art of basketry, an age old craft only a small number of weavers maintain. Nellie Grandson has a knack of portraying powerful symbols of tradition in her art, leaving the pictorial image to relate the stories of old. Stories that relate life ways, moralities and help guide one on the proper pathways towards respect and understanding. Nellie is truly a classic, a storyteller through her art.

See full biography | See all items by Nellie Grandson

Related categories:

Navajo Rugs See all items in this category

Related legends:

Weaving
After the medicine woman told the people about the prayersticks she told them that there was a place in the underworld where two rivers crossed. It was called ni tqin'kae tsosi, fine fiber cotton (Indian hemp). There were two persons who brought the seed of that plant, they were spiders. They said that the people were to use the plant instead of skins for their clothing. So this seed was planted in the earth? More about this legend

Add to Wish List:

To add to your wish list, you must be logged in.

Certificate of Authenticity

Free Shipping on all orders $250 or more (USA only).

Shopping Cart
Your Shopping Cart is Empty

1-800-526-3448
Friendly people waiting to answer your questions.


Search

This site was last updated on May 19, 2019.

Subscribe to e-Mailer

Twin Rocks on Facebook @TwinRocks_Bluff on Twitter Twin Rocks on Google+ Twin Rocks on Linkedin

credit card acceptance marks