Revival rug by Rena Begay (Navajo)
Rena Begay is an award winning weaver from Pinon, Arizona. She was taught to sheer sheep, card, spin and dye wool and weave by her mother Marie Begay and one of her aunts when she was a teenager. She completed her first rug by herself when she was 17. She has won awards for her weaving at the Gallup Intertribal, Santa Fe Indian Market and the Heard Museum. She has been active weaving since 1970.
Revival style refers to a rug in which the weaver references older patterns, frequently from the mid 1800's. Variations of the blue, white, red and black Chief blankets are a popular Revival design but any older design that is recreated could be called "Revival".
measurements: 4'4" x 6'x5"