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Navajo historic navajo weavings

This beautifully unique and functional artistry has gone through many iterations throughout time, so it’s important to remember how the Navajo have transitioned from the traditional “Chief” blankets in the beginning, preceding the Trading Post Era, to the regional pictorials of today.

The historic period of Navajo rug weavings really began in the very early 1700s and ran all the way to the 1850s. Weavers, learning from the Pueblos, Spanish and traders, created blankets, dresses, rugs and tapestries that have set the foundation for what has been a momentous artistic and cultural movement for the Navajo people.

Weaving changed rapidly from the 1850s to the 1940s. In fact, the Navajo transitioned through six periods in that time, including: late classic, the Bosque Redondo or “Long Walk” interment, transitional, rug, revival and finally the regional Trading Post styles.

The most important thing to remember is that when you’re dealing with authentic Navajo weavings, be it blankets, transitional work, or specific pieces like Germantown, Dazzlers, Two Grey Hills, or even Pictorials, that these are original one-of-a-kind artworks that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.

All Nizhoni Ranch Gallery historic, antique, vintage Navajo rugs are in great condition and ready to enrich your home. All pieces are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity are thoroughly cleaned and professionally restored.
If pricing is not listed please call Beth at 520-455-5020 or email us at Steve@NavajoRug.Com.

 

Antique, Vintage and Historic Navajo Rugs

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The Navajo Indians were allowed to return to their reservation (1868), where the weavers continued to use the popular \u003cspan class=\"highlightNode\"\u003eGermantown\u003c\/span\u003e yarns because they liked working with the vast array of colors. During the early years 1864-1875 \u003cspan class=\"highlightNode\"\u003eGermantown\u003c\/span\u003e yarn was 3 ply and was 4-ply after 1875. This yarn was provided as an annuity by the U.S. Government until 1878, after that the local Traders supplied \u003cspan class=\"highlightNode\"\u003eGermantown \u003c\/span\u003eand other yarns.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"text_exposed_show\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHere we have a piece from this period, woven in the 1880s in MINT condition. 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Germantown Optical Navajo Weaving : Historic : GHT 2203 : 49 1/2″ x 68″ - Getzwiller's Nizhoni Ranch Gallery

Germantown Optical Navajo Weaving : Historic : GHT 2203 : 49 1/2″ x 68″

$ 21,500.00

Germantown Navajo Rug.  Germantown yarn (from Germantown Pennsylvania area) was first introduced to the Navajo at Bosque Redondo, so the women would have some material to weave their highly prized rugs. The Navajo Indians were allowed to return to their reservation (1868), where the weavers continued to use the popular Germantown yarns because t...


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Transitional Native American Indian Blanket : Antique Navajo weaving : JV 105 : 53" x 81"

Transitional Native American Indian Blanket : Antique Navajo weaving : JV 105 : 53" x 81"

$ 9,500.00

This Eyedazzler Navajo blanket was woven during the Transitional period using hand carded, hand spun and hand dyed native wool.  In this Navajo blanket you can see the heavy use of orange which was a new aniline dye color in the 1880s and extremely popular with the Navajo weavers.   The purple color was a new color in the early 1880s as a replac...


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