- Daisy Taugelchee, Navajo, American, 1911-1990
- Work Locations: Toadlena, NM
Two Grey Hills
wool and dye
Native Arts acquisition funds
Daisy Taugelchee (Navajo, 1911-1990), Rug, 1947-1948. Wool and dye; 69 ½ x 49 ½ in. Denver Art Museum: Native Arts acquisition funds, 1948.445
Dimensionslength: 69 1/2 in, 176.53 cm; width: 49 1/2 in, 125.73 cm
CollectionIndigenous Arts of North America
Daisy Taugelchee is widely considered the most talented Navajo weaver and spinner who ever lived. This tapestry, in the Two Grey Hills style, is exceptionally fine—the weaving has more than ninety wefts and twenty warps per inch and took six miles of yarn to make. When the artist finished this rug in the late 1940s, she said she’d never again attempt anything so difficult.
Known ProvenanceDaisy Taugelchee [1911–1990], Toadlena, NM; Two Grey Hills Trading Post, NM, about 1947-1948. Kohlberg’s, Denver, CO, before 1948; Denver Art Museum, 1948.