A rich combination of earth tones and pastels distinguishes Burntwater rugs. Warm colors such as
brown, sienna, mustard, and rust are accednted with a sparing use of pale, milky colors including rose, green, blue, white, and lilac.
This newer style, an elaboration of traditional Two Grey Hills designs, is usually woven
in the vegetal colors favored byu weavers of the Wide Ruins/Burntwater area south of Ganado. With these
additional design elements—geometric spirals, head-to-head triangles, stepped diagonals, multiple borders—
some weavers may use twenty or more colors in large Burntwaters.