Navajo - Authentic American Indian Antique Rug
Navajo - Authentic American Indian Antique Rug
Navajo - Authentic American Indian Antique Rug
Navajo - Authentic American Indian Antique Rug
Navajo - Authentic American Indian Antique Rug
Navajo - Authentic American Indian Antique Rug

Navajo - Authentic American Indian Antique Rug

$3,100.00 USD

Description

4'10" x 6'7"

Circa 1930

Wool

Very good condition

Native American Navajo rugs, represent the native American Indian contribution to the world of textile production. The origins of Navajo weaving are difficult to trace back before the late nineteenth century. Sheep wool was first introduced by the Spaniards several hundred years ago, but Navajo rug or blanket production only seems to have begun after American control was established. Many of the designs were supplied to the Indians by white American entrepreneurs, sometimes using Oriental tribal rug patterns. The most prized Navajo rugs have a more authentic design related to other traditional native American crafts and use vegetable dyes predating the introduction of industrial synthetics.