Red Mesa Tapestry by Ruby Coggeshell (#65)

Red Mesa Tapestry by Ruby Coggeshell
Red Mesa Tapestry by Ruby Coggeshell
Red Mesa Tapestry by Ruby Coggeshell

Red Mesa Tapestry by Ruby Coggeshell (#65)

Signature of Navajo Rug Weaver Ruby Coggeshell


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21" x 30"

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Ruby Coggeshell and her mother Bessie are masters of the complex form of weaving known as Red Mesa Outline, a variation of the classic Teec Nos Pos style of tapestries. In this fine weaving, Ruby combines dynamic and sharp design elements with soft tones. As usual, Ruby has found something new in an old form of textile art.

About the artist:

Navajo Rug Weaver Ruby Coggeshell

When Ruby Coggeshell was a small child she would sit and watch with fascination as her mother wove intricate and colorful Red Mesa Style rugs. She also watched her two aunts and their daughters. As she watched their strong hands working the wool she would ask questions. "I've always liked to listen to the stories," she says, "About when they were young, what it was like. I always asked questions. They usually would tell me."

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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

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