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Bi
ll and Jean Cousins were traders at the Wide Ruins Trading
Post
and their influence on the local weavers was pivotal in th
design a
nd quality of the Wide Ruins Navajo rugs as we know
them today
.
Using the researc
h in Native vegetal dyes being performed by
Nonobah G. Bryan,
Cozy McSparron, and Mary Cabot
Wheelwright, the Cous
ins introduced these dyes to their weave
and encouraged their use.
The result was the beautiful Wide R
rug, a borderless banded des
ign field in lovely vegetal pastels
geometric accents. Wide Ruins N
avajo rugs are some of the m
beautiful and technically excellent
rugs of today.
From
Cameron Trading P