Bessie Manygoats, 1905?-1953
by Bessie Manygoats, 1905?-1953
"The Master Weavers" by Mark Winter identifies 87 Master Weavers and two Legendary Master Weavers. Bessie Manygoats and Daisy Taugelchee earned this Legendary Master Weaver status.
This piece measures 58" x 84", hand-spun yarn with no dye, excellent/very good condition (slight sun-fading on one side, minor floor wear), c. 1930's.
Bessie's body of work demonstrates a wide creative range and this rug helps prove the point. We have not seen a dominant single diamond like this by her. Neither have we seen a color palette this neutral, nor any weaving with no black.
The preparation of the wool meets her legendary standards and the execution of the designs is laser-like. This rug is more evidence supporting her alpha status.
We hope you enjoy the work of this singular Native artist!