Rug of the Day: Feather Pictorial by Lena Tahe

Lena Tahe of HardRock, AZ with her Feather Pictorial

Lena Tahe of HardRock, AZ with her Feather Pictorial. Click on the picture for a closer view. I mean it, you've got to see this rug up close. Now click on the picture!

Window Rock, Navajo Nation I’m on my way to Santa Fe for Indian Market and it’s been a busy few days since the Crownpoint Rug Auction, but I wanted to share this stunning rug by Lena Tahe of Hardrock, Arizona.  If you look closely at the rug (be sure to click on the picture for closer view), you’ll see feather bands are creatively and beautifully integrated into the entire design, including the Mittens.  A feather motif even becomes sunrise/sunset.  The more you look, the more you’ll see.  Even better, this rug started at $450 and bid up to over $800, which I hope made Lena’s 400 mile round trip to Crownpoint worthwhile.  I was part of the bidding frenzy, but dropped out before the final bid.  At least I have the picture and perhaps Lena will see more feathers in the rocks and sky here.  She says that she’s just a Feather Person! 

Perhaps Lena will see some feathers in the picture below that I took out between Chinle and Ganado this evening.  I almost think I see some.  Why was I in Chinle?  I’ll let you know in a few days. 

Hagoshíí (so long for now)

Mary Walker

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  1. Mary Walker on August 28, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    And with today’s post, you now know the nature of my secret mission!

  2. marsha on August 22, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Mary -only just noticed the rainbow in your photo -wow!!

    (While i’mbeing patient 🙂

  3. Mary Walker on August 18, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    I can only say that your instincts are good!

  4. Marsha on August 18, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Chinle? Are we allowed to guess? Hmm….anything to do with Spider Rock Girls?????

    PS I see the feathers, really I do !

  5. theresa on August 17, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Awesome! Brilliant color and geographical formations in the foreground … takes my breath away.