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56 inches x 36 inches
One yarn pulled loose in a loop but not broken.
Intact side cords along both edges.
Bands of wavy lines are characteristic of Crystal rugs.
Navajo Hand Woven
- $375 plus s/h
Paula says - "This rug was sent to us by one of the Native American artists who makes items for our store. Her mother purchased it in the 1960's and had it in her home in Arizona until this year. We are happy to help her find a new home for this vintage rug.
rug was made in one of the banded styles of weaving referred to as Crystal style.
Note the cross pattern, soft earth tones and bands of wavy lines that are characteristic
of Crystal rugs.
5' 7" man shows scale of rug.
Small area of damage to end cords.
Hand Woven Navajo Rugs
Navajo rugs are a representation of the landscape and life in the southwest United States. Distinct styles emerged due to the fact that early weavers rarely saw the weavings of others, so individual styles developed in specific regions.
Traditional weavers, even today, raise their own sheep and wool and process the sheared wool themselves - washing, carding, dyeing and spinning. They either use the wool in its natural color or dye it with natural dyes. However, some weavers of the last 40-50 years have used commercially spun and dyed wool yarns.
Rugs are typically woven by sitting at a loom and weaving from the bottom upwards. Most rugs are woven using classic designs and techniques but new styles are evolving that utilize blends or variations of traditional styles.
|NOTE: Items in our Vintage Shop are either USED or NEW. They might come from inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. Many items are brand new (NOS, New Old Stock) and in perfect condition while others may show tarnish, scratches and other signs of use. Major issues will be described in detail and shown in photos. Vintage Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.|
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