Weaving of blankets and rugs by the Navajo people has a long history dating back over three centuries with weavers innovating with ever-changing designs. The new Burnham Style was developed by the Barber and Begay families of Burnham, New Mexico in the 1980s. Weavers use primarily the natural browns, whites, greys and blacks of sheep's wool, but with the distinctive inclusion of small areas of vibrant color. Unique pictorial designs depicting Navajo ceremonial figures are carefully interspersed among the more traditional geometric designs. This new, trademark family style is a testament to the continuously creative nature of Navajo weaving.
Design © Denver Art Museum
Made in the USA
Mouse Rug® dimensions - approximate finished size: 7.125" x 10.25" (including fringe) and 0.16" thick