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Master Weaver Marie Police Klah

by Master Weaver Marie Police Klah

This Bear Clan rug measures 56" x 87", handspun, natural wool, c. 1940's, excellent condition. It appears in "The Master Weavers" on p. 338, Figure 278.

It was woven by Master Weaver Marie Police Klah. The Regional Rug period advanced artistic achievement when a handful of Toadlena/Two Grey Hills weaver/artists created variations on the JB Moore plate rugs. Marie Police Klah was one of these artists.

Her family was packed with Master Weavers: her mother, Mrs. Police Boy, her sisters, Mary Yannabah Curley and Police Girl. The following generation of her children and nieces produced 8 Master Weavers.

The most significant qualities of this rug are the design elements that are distinctive to her family and the artistic evolution of Regional rug development. Some of them are the tridents derivative of J.B. Moore's catalogs, the water bugs, the figural quality of the pairs of triangles, top and bottom and the elongated single-diamond that Daisy Taugelchee would later use to great effect. Daisy was also raised in the Bear Clan household.

Item Name: Marie Police Klah Master Weaver Marie Police Klah Price Upon Request