|Moqui stripe rug|
“I come from the school of light and dark. In my book, I believe contrast makes the pattern come out better. The old styles, like this, use dark and dark together, giving a different feel. I’m sure there are reasons why they did that—I wish I knew what they were. Nowadays in rugs, there’s not that surprise element.” —Barbara Ornelas
“Trader J. L. Hubbell at Ganado encouraged weavers to make this popular pattern. He then offered it through his mail order catalogues at the turn of the 20th century. He also supplied weavers with 4-ply commercial yarns from a mill in Germantown, Pennsylvania.” —Ann Hedlund
“I get ‘pharmacy feelings’ about this piece [Michael’s father David is a pharmacist]. The ‘snakes’ along the sides are like those encircling the medical symbol—a caduceus.” —Michael Ornelas
Tapestry weave, interlocked joins
1.51 x 2.05 m
80.709 x 59.449 in.
Catalog No. E-3275
Gift of Elizabeth Crozer Campbell, 1956; collected by donor’s father.