Who made these rug-style weavings? They both seem to be heavy weight wool.
First weaving: I was told by my late husband that the first was a Navajo rug, but he never clarified whether it was new or old. By new I mean made in the 1970s or 1980s. He also never clarified whether it was made by a contemporary Navajo artist, contemporary Navajo-influenced artists, or by a traditional Navajo weaver. The size is appropriate for an entryway or large bathroom rug.
Second weaving: It’s an abstracted colorful fish and fork design. The little fish fin is very much like a fork. I know it’s an artist-made weaving, again probably from the 1970s or 1980s. To me, this looks as if it was really woven to be a wallpiece, not a floor rug. It doesn’t have any hanging mechanism, but the size and design simply seem more appropriate for a wall art weaving. It’s not signed and I don’t know who the artist was. Do you?