Always surrounded by a wide border and filled with an exuberant variety of motifs, Teec Nos Pos (Tees Nohs Pohs) rugs are often large. Because of their
size and complexity, Teec Nos Pos weavings can be very expensive.
An elaborate center is often enhanced with stylized feathers and arrows. Clawlike, angular hooks extend
from the points of diamonds and triangles; zigzags are everywhere. The wide borders of a Teec Nos Pos often
contain a lightning path.
Contrasting colors outline many elements, and there are lots of diagonal lines. There is no rule for colors
in a Teec Nos Pos, although of course they must harmonize.
Teec Nos Pos is a bold, busy, exciting design. Many experts believe it developed from pictures of
Persian rugs; others see no connection. The name comes from a settlement in the northeast corner of
Navajo country. It means "Cottonwoods in a circle." However, similar rugs are woven from Mexican Water
on the west to Beklabito, New Mexico, on the east.