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Transitional Period Weavings

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 5:22 PM

Transitional Period Weavings

One of the most interesting periods in the history of Navajo weaving began in the 1880’s and went through the first decade of the 1900’s. It is called the Transitional era because it marked the switch between the weaving of wearing blankets by Navajo women to weavings intended for sale.

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A Real Navajo Rug

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 3:48 PM

A Real Navajo Rug

One of my favorite events is when someone walks in the gallery and says something like, “Do you have any real Navajo rugs?”

Looking around at all of the weavings we have in stock, several hundred, I will ask, “What do you mean?”

I mean the ones where they really did all their own work and made their own dyes, you know, before the white man got here,” is the type of answer I’ll sometimes hear.

 

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The Perfect Gift for anyone who loves Navajo weavings!

Sunday, December 20, 2015 5:32 PM

Mae was born around 95 years ago. Even she does not know for sure how old she is because no one recorded the date when she was born.

We do know that she has been at it a long time!

 

Our father started buying rugs from her back in the 1960's and we continue to do that today

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