"Something New" Tapestry by Ruby Coggeshell (#66)

Signature of Navajo Rug Weaver Ruby Coggeshell


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18" x 23"

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Ruby Coggeshell and her mother Bessie are famous for their precise and formal Red Mesa variation weavings. Ruby has decided to try something entirely new and has created a tapestry rendered in bold graphics and primary colors. This fine weaving explores exciting horizons as Ruby breaks from her normal style and opens up a new field of creativity.

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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