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1940's Navajo Rug


1940's Navajo Rug

1940's Navajo Rug







1940's Navajo Rug
1940's Navajo Rug






1940's Navajo Rug
1940's Navajo Rug






1940's Navajo Rug
1940's Navajo Rug






1940's Navajo Rug
This small Navajo rug is made from single-ply handspun naturally colored sheep wool. The edging cords along the selvages are made from red 2-ply handspun wool, and the edging cords at the ends are made from2-ply tan wool. These edging cords increase the wearability of the rug and are one of the elements found on an authentic Navajo rug. Mexican imitations do not have these edging cords on the selvages or ends, and instead have a fringe on either end rather than the characteristic continuous warp loops bound by the edging cord of the real Navajo rug. The design of this rug is a striking double lightning bolt pattern. Also notice the 'spirit trail' in the bottom left picture; the single weft line of white penetrating the dark brown field. This was sometimes done by a weaver so that the spirit of the design would not be trapped in the rug and the weaver would be able to weave the design again. Dimensions are 24" wide by 40" long.

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