Rug

Rug

1947-1948
Artist
Daisy Taugelchee, Navajo, American, 1911-1990
Work Locations: Toadlena, NM
Culture
Navajo
Style/Tradition
Two Grey Hills
rug
wool and dye
Native Arts acquisition funds
1948.445

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

Dimensions
length: 69 1/2 in, 176.53 cm; width: 49 1/2 in, 125.73 cm
Department
Native Arts
Collection
Indigenous 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 Provenance
Daisy Taugelchee [1911–1990], Toadlena, NM; Two Grey Hills Trading Post, NM, about 1947-1948. Kohlberg’s, Denver, CO, before 1948; Denver Art Museum, 1948.