The well-known Storm Pattern design evolved around 1900, most likely from several sources. J. B. Moore of the Crystal Trading Post in New Mexico encouraged weavers to borrow from Oriental rug designs and add elements like arrows and feathers. These new textiles were advertised in catalogs that he produced.
The Navajo Storm Pattern is today one of the most easily-recognized regional styles and is popular with both weavers and collectors. MNA has a large collection of Storm Pattern textiles, 8 will be featured in this new exhibit.