Crystal Optical Navajo Rug Weaving : Historic : PC 45

This is a favorite from our personal collection!  Woven in the 1900s this unusual Crystal-style Optical piece has a beautiful hand-carded, hand-spun Merino wool natural light brown "background" of four hooks.  A central band showcases the weaving comb/fork used by Navajo weavers in black and red. 

One of the most challenging aspects when weaving a piece is to create straight, even lines. The loom artist who created this piece was obviously a master. The lines are gorgeous and were made utilizing aniline dyed wool, and those little combs.  

This piece has been a feature in our Navajo Textiles as Modern Art exhibit.  It's easy to see what a gorgeous piece of weaving art that this is!

This is a favorite from our personal collection!  Woven in the 1900s this unusual Crystal-style Optical piece has a beautiful hand-carded, hand-spun Merino wool natural light brown "background" of four hooks.  A central band showcases the weaving comb/fork used by Navajo weavers in black and red. 

One of the most challenging aspects when weaving a piece is to create straight, even lines. The loom artist who created this piece was obviously a master. The lines are gorgeous and were made utilizing aniline dyed wool, and those little combs.  

Style Crystal
Weaver Unknown
Circa 1900s
Size 40" x 65" (3'4" x 5'5")
Item # PC 45
Learn more about Crystal Style weavings

Contact us for more information, pricing or to order – steve@navajorug.com or 520-455-5020 -- We will be glad to help you!

 A unique blend of history, Native American culture and storytelling make these weavings an art like no other.


To be showcased on your walls or grace your floors, this functional heirloom is one-of-a-kind piece of history that took 100's of hours to create and will last many lifetimes. We'd love to tell you more about it!

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Type: Crystal


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