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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 Robin or Beth at 520-455-5020 or email us at Steve@NavajoRug.Com.

 

Antique, Vintage and Historic Navajo Rugs

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Saddle Blanket - Double - Twill : Historic : GHT 2152 : 33″ x 54″ - Getzwiller's Nizhoni Ranch Gallery

Saddle Blanket - Double - Twill : Historic : GHT 2152 : 33″ x 54″

$ 5,200.00

Twill patterns are often used for saddle blankets because there is more wool per area than on traditional patterns. It's a difficult style to learn and takes many years to master. This stunning blanket would have been folded in half to provide additional comfort for the horse. The twill style naturally creates "lazy" or sectional lines which wou...


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