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Pre-1940 Regional Navajo Rug


Mid-Late 19th C. Assumption Sash







Mid-Late 19th C. Assumption Sash
Mid-Late 19th C. Assumption Sash






Mid-Late 19th C. Assumption Sash







Pre-1940 Regional Navajo Rug
Date: 1920 - 1940
Size: 29" x 44"
Warp ends per inch: 8 epi
Weft ends per inch: 52 ppi (picks per inch
Materials: handspun wool warp and weft
Condition: Overall very good condition. One corner has a 2" by 3" old fabric patch machine sewn on to protect the yarn from unraveling, where some of the yarns are broken. There are a few faint yellowish stains in the center, which is very common in pieces of this age, as this was a rug which was used in the household of a Navajo family who owned speep and dogs and likely lived in a hogan.
Other features: both selvages are bound with the edging yarn (see photos). Both ends have the double twisted warp binding cords which hold the warp on the loom when woven. These edging cords on all four sides not only gives the rug more durability from wear and tear, but are also essential elements of an authentic Navajo rug. This is a very finely woven Navajo rug, finer than most older rugs that you find. 52 weft picks per inch is not very common, except in the better quality pieces. Most Navajo rugs were woven with much thicker weft yarn. All the colors are natural except obviously the red. The light brown is a less common natural color
Keywords: american indian, native american, south west weaving

Item #rug03
$495




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