As the story goes, a trader's ramada shading a well caught on fire and fell into the water below. The local Navajo promptly named this place "Burntwater".
Born in the 1960s, this style is an incorporation of a Two Grey Hills or Ganado diamond pattern with the vegetal dyes popular in the neighboring Wide Ruins and Pine Springs areas north of Interstate 40.
Under the influence of traders Bill Malone and Bruce Burnham, the Burntwater style exploded into multiple soft pastel vegetal dyed colors in increasingly intricate patterns.
Please note all items are also for sale in our physical gallery located in Telluride, CO. Occasionally a simultaneous sale might happen physically at the gallery and online, the physical gallery sale will take priority and the online sale will be refunded to the credit card used for sale. Also be advised the gallery has a more extensive selection then seen on website, feel free to email or call for more information.