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Made in the 1910's from hand-spun, hand-dyed Merino sheep wool, this is a great example of a mixed style. The corn, feathers, and arrows push it into the pictorial style.
The central design is connected to each of the corner shapes which lends itself to the Storm pattern, The oriental styled hooks in the design and border patterns give influenc...
For the special decorator who prefers clean, simple, calming patterns in their decor, we have the perfect addition.
This unusual serrated diamond weaving from the Crystal Trading Post was woven in the 1910-20s. The lovely gray/brown background was woven from a Mohair wool blend. This exceptional weaving is in excellent condition.
JB Moore's Crystal Trading Post can be attributed to many beautiful Navajo weaving designs. When you look through the JB Moore Navajo Weaving catalogs that he published in 1903 and 1911 you can see bits and pieces of several design elements which have been incorporated into this incredible work of art.
The gray/brown background was woven from...
This early Crystal piece was influenced by JB Moore's catalogs of weaving. Using elements from two of the plates - III and XIX (seen in the images) the weaver created this handsome piece of art!
It was not uncommon for weavers to do this and create pieces that retained the weaver's individuality and yet could be sold in the market. This weaver...
For this weaving, we present a historic Crystal Runner made of native wool and Mohair wool and is a variant of JB Moore's 1911 Plate XIX. (see photo) The hook handles at the top and bottom of each design, the notches on the sides, and the inner saw tooth border. Weaver's would, at times, use the JB Moore patterns as guidelines and create stunnin...
JB Moore Crystal
In 1911 JB Moore published a catalog featuring rugs that could be purchased. This weaving was derived from plate XII (see images) and original sold for $1 per square foot, or approximately $35, a pretty expensive piece in those days.
The red was dyed, and the rest was woven using naturally colored native wool which had been hand-carded and han...
Old Time Crystal, woven with Merino wool. Has the feel of a blanket. Natural wool colors.
circa 1910 - 1920
56.5" x 79"
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This is a handsome example of a weaving from the Crystal Trading Post region of the Navajo Reservation. With the exception of the vibrant red dyes, this piece was woven using gorgeous naturally colored wool. The artist who carded and spun this wool blended the colors expertly. This is a remarkable piece of art!
This gorgeous weaving is a Transitional possibly woven in the Two Grey Hills or Crystal area, but definitely was woven by a gifted artist using native, natural colored Churro wool. The dark designs were woven using lovely variations of dark brown and black wool, while the amazing background was woven using lighter brown and gray wool. It is cur...
Navajo double saddle blanket with just a hint of color. Hand carded hand spun and all natural color native wool. The more you inspect this piece, the more beautiful it becomes, with it's highly variegated brow wool border.
As a double saddle blanket this piece would have been folded in half to provide extra padding for the horse's back.
This JB Moore transitional piece was created in the 1900's with hand spun, hand carded Native wool cross, with aniline dyes. Looking in the JB Moore catalog, the plate used to create this pattern was plate XII.
54″ x 94″ (1.37M x 2.39M)
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JB Moore recognized the unique skill of the Navajo weaver, and he and other Trading Post owners were responsible for the creation of regional styles of weaving.
JB Moore took the promotion of Navajo weaving a step farther than most and created a catalog in 1903 and 1911 of examples of weavings that could be purchased by the folks in the East. ...
This is simply a delightful handsome double saddle blanket. Woven around the turn of the last century, it's great - in condition, color, and quality.
If you look closely you can see the Mountains in the design. This blanket would have been folded in half to provide additional padding between the saddle and the horse.
This is a special and very unusual treat. Typically when a weaver adds stars to a piece they use valero (8-pointed) stars. This weaver chose to use 5-pointed stars woven of beautifully variegated brown wool, and with a central pentagon shape of aniline red - lined with brown in the top star and with black in the bottom star. Belted diamonds c...