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Four Winds Weavers - Navajo Rug Legend

Spider Rock in Canyon De Chelly

is the

Mythical Home Spider Woman

Spider Woman instructed the Navajo Women how to weave on a loom which

Spider Man told them how to make. The crosspoles were made of sky and

earth cords, the warp sticks of sun rays, the heddles of Rock Crystal and

sheet lightning. The batten was a sun halo, white shell made the comb.

There were four spindles: one stick of zig-zag lightning with a whorl of

cannel coal; one stick of flash lightning with a whorl of turquoise; a third

had a stick of sheet lightning with a whorl of abalone; a rain streamer

formed the stick of the fourth and its whorl was white shell.