Two Grey Hills Toadlena
Two Grey Hills Navajo Indian Rugs are known as weavings in which no colored dyes were used. Instead, weavers carefully combed and spun different natural colors of yarn to yield a beautiful range of creamy whites, tans, browns, and greys. (To get a solid black color, weavers sometimes would over-dye dark brown wool with black dye.) The weavers around Two Grey Hills developed very complex geometric patterns, usually based on a large, hooked, central diamond with multiple geometric borders. They also were known for very finely spun wool of small diameter which they used to make very thin, dense, and tightly woven rugs that are certainly the greatest technical achievements in the history of Navajo rug making. Many of the women who now weave for nearby Toadlena Trading Post carry on this tradition of quality. The most finely woven rugs often are called tapestry rugs. Medicine Man Gallery specializes in old navajo indian rugs from Two Grey Hills, including rugs by master weavers such as Daisy Tauglechee.