Ganado Red rug by Genevieve Shirley (Navajo)
Genevieve Shirley was born into a weaving family in 1950 and resides on the Navajo Reservation at Ganado, Arizona. She has been active weaving since the 1960's. Her mother died when she was very young and she was raised and taught to weave by her Aunt Sadie Curtis and great- Aunt Alice Belone, both award winning weavers. She was also influenced by her other Aunts Elsie Wilson and Mae Jim. She is the mother of 7 children.
A traditional Ganado rug always should have a red background. The central design motif is usually based on a single or double diamond pattern and the edges are typically embellished with geometric details. Ganado rugs are named for the town of Ganado where John Hubbell founded his trading post in 1878 and popularized the style in catalogs to buyers in the eastern United States.
measurements: 27" x 48"