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Navajo - Authentic American Indian Antique Rug
4'10" x 6'7"
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.