Native American Horsehair Rug: Eight-Piece Set of Modular Silkscreen Prints Mounted on Wooden Box Frames


This is our Native American Wall Art Set of Modular Silkscreen Prints

We proudly offer this Native American wall art set of eight modular silkscreen prints mounted on handmade wooden box frames. The dimensions of four of the modules: 17″ x 16″ and the dimensions of the other four are 17″ x 19″. Colors: cobalt blue and sky blue on white. Total area: 2,380 sq. in. The source piece: a 37″ x 72″ rug of unknown origin, privately held, dyed in natural shades of chocolate, tan, and beige.

A Native American Horsehair Rug?

Acting on the assumption that the rug was of Native American origin and made of horsehair, we made several to attempts to identify it by contacting experts on Native American textiles around the country. In all, we contacted curators at the Brooklyn Museum in New York, the George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum in Washington, the Wheelwright Museum in Santa Fe, and the Heard Museum in Phoenix.

Many of those we contacted expressed skepticism that the rug was of Native American origin. Still, after all our research, we believe the rug is indeed the work of a modern Native American artist who simply worked with non-traditional patterns, techniques, and materials.


Other Prints in this Series

In this series on Native American wall art we experimented with producing a set of prints that reproduced the entire rug pattern and closely matched it in overall size. We produced two sets of modules, as well as a single print. The first set, in cobalt blue and sky blue on white, departs radically from the original in color. The second set, in chocolate and brown on white is much closer to the original in color. There is also a small single piece in brown and gray on cream. The first series and the single piece are mounted on wooden box frames. The second series is unmounted, but can be mounted on request.