Tempe, AZ There are two new bags in the Mercantile as of this afternoon. I purchased these at the Pueblo Grande auction last month, but haven’t had a chance to add them to the store until today. One bag is by Emily Malone and it’s the first ever bag done in the Spider Rock design. It’s priced at $250 because I had to do some big time bidding to get it. Emily was thrilled when she heard how much attention it got at the auction. I’m sure that she’ll be doing more of these, but having the first of it’s kind has a kind of cachet doesn’t it?
The second bag is by Gilbert Begay and is woven with hand-dyed (my hands) cochineal red yarn. The yarn has a really nice aubrash (color variation) effect and of course, it’s beautifully woven. Gilbert is a master weaver and has developed special techniques for the fringe he uses so that you can add beads and charms to the bag as well as pins. This bag is priced at $150.
Please contact me if you’ve got questions on either of these pieces. I do have other weavings for sale and I’m working on getting them added to the store as quickly as I can. If there’s something that you’re particularly looking for, please let me know. I might have it!
Hagoshíí (so long for now)