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Ganado Red Rug Design

The artwork was inspired by a 1930’s Ganado Rug. Lajasta Wauneka used water color to paint the piece. The artwork was painted in 2011. The Ganado Rug was originally woven by an unknown Navajo weaver. The design is famous because of the Ganado area rugs that were traded in the beginning of the 20th century. The Ganado Rug was inspired by artwork from Elbridge Ayer Burbank. The local Navajo weavers would use the color palette to create designs using the red to accent designs. This design is in contrast to the Klagetoh rug style.

Lajasta Wauneka is an award winning Navajo (Dine) artist. She is from Fort Defiance Arizona. Her main style is the rendering of Navajo Dieties (Yei) into her artwork. She has been an artist for most of her life following in the footsteps of her brothers and father.

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