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Old Style Crystal Navajo Rug from the 1920s.
Wonderful repeating pattern with spent arrows. The four sided border was encouraged by Navajo traders as a design choice to be marketed to the eastern market.
Hand carded, hand spun and hand dyed with aniline red dye. This Navajo rug was woven with Lincoln Wool.
Teec Nos Pos
Crystal Navajo Rug. There is a primal beauty found in the early Crystal weavings. The simplistic designs and patterns are so skillfully woven. In this piece we have a stunning background of native natural variegated wool which had been hand-spun. The cream field features many "lazy lines" or section lines which would have helped the piece "hin...
Crystal Transitional Two Grey Hill Navajo rug. 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 wo...
This extremely rare serape blanket was woven with 3 ply Saxony. And even more remarkable it comes with a Spiderwoman hole in its center.
This particular natural dyed palette of colors was only available at Bosque Redondo and Fort Wingate during this time frame.
This Serape has Indigo dyed warp, like this textile has, was only made availa...
Navajo Biil dress panel. After the Late Classic period. Hubbell Era.
Hand spun Indigo Blue, Aniline Red, 4-ply yarn,
Wearables: Manta, Serape, Child
32" x 50"
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This JB Moore Crystal weaving was created using plate VIII. Hand spun, hand carded Native wool, with aniline dye and indigo.
JB Moore Crystal
4'5" x 6'6"
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Antique Crystal/ JB Moore Navajo Rug for sale.
JB Moore and other Traders on the reservation were responsible for helping to define regional styles of weaving. JB Moore printed a catalog in 1903 and 1911 of rugs in which people back East could purchase. Over the years, those designs influenced weavers to create weavings using elements of the d...
This is a unique take on the fire dancers that are part of the Navajo Mountain Way Ceremony. Usually Mountain way dancers are depicted in weavings with true faces, not masks as in this weaving. It also has many rainbow yei elements.
Hand spun wool.
Yei / Yei Be Chei
49″ x 73″
Red Mesa Style Navajo rug can be identified by the contrasting light and dark colors, vertical chevrons and radiating diamonds. The Red Mesa Trading Post was only 15 miles from the Teec Nos Pos Trading post, and over time the the style was influenced by the very intricate styling of the Teec Nos Pos style.
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Red Mesa Style rugs can be identified by the contrasting light and dark colors, vertical chevrons and radiating diamonds. This Navajo weaving has a unique design using hand carded, hand spun, hand dyed Merino wool with some aniline dyes.
Red Mesa / Teec Nos Pos
4'6" x 6'2"
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...
Two Grey Hills
Two Grey Hill Navajo Rug. When you read Toadlena and Two Grey Hills in the same description you know you're looking at a quality weaving. This piece was extremely fine woven by one of the Master weavers of the time. It's in excellent condition and quality.
The weaver used beautiful all natural Lincoln wool for this piece. The rich brown/gr...
Yei be Chei Navajo rug.
Protected by a border of arrow fletchings on all sides, Yei Dancers prepare to dance in a healing ceremony. Talking God with all of the feathers on his head wears a deer pelt as a sash and carries a weasel skin. The dancers are all male with the exception of the female with the square head in the center. The male danc...
Yei Be Chei Navajo Sandpainting depicting the Male & Female (Males round head, females square) Yei Be Chei Dancers with feathers, Rainbow Bars and the unusual stylized 1939 date woven in at the bottom.
Male and female Yeis, male Yeis have foxtails hanging from their waist. The date on the weaving tells us it was probably commissioned for th...
Yei be Chei Navajo rug. This Navajo weaving features a Gallegos dancer. Holding a gourd rattle on one hand and a spruce twig in the other. The conical nose is a breathing tube shaped from the neck of a gourd. He also has a fancy concho belt where his fox belt is attached. Sacred corn plants encircle this special dancer.
Yei / Ye...