This striking wool blanket by Jared Yazzie (Diné) pays homage to rug designs woven by his grandmothers. Within Navajo weaving, clues to where a rug has been woven can be found in patterns originating from specific areas, or colors of yarn dyed from particular plants.
Jared says, “While my grandmothers are no longer with us, these patterns and colors remain to tell us the story of where they come from. I felt it was important to show tributes to their design through my new work. It makes me feel as if I am passing along their legacy.”
This blanket design is the highly anticipated result of Eighth Generation’s Blanket Design Contest, of which Jared was a winner along with Tsimshian artist David Robert Boxley.
5% of all blanket sales support the Inspired Natives Grant for emerging arts entrepreneurs.