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Chinle & Wide Ruins Areas Weavings

The Chinle area at the mouth of Canyon de Chelly has been the site of a number of trading posts, beginning with a tent in 1882, including J. L. Hubbell's "castle" in 1900, and finally settling with the Thunderbird Lodge. The traders of the 1930's, Leon McSparron and his wife, experimented with vegetal dyes, which inspired the local weavers to revive the designs of the Classic Period of the early 1800's.

Today, pastel commercial dyes are often used either solely or along with the natural vegetal dyes. The Wide Ruins trading center is located east of Route 191 in the hill country of the southeast corner of the Navajo Reservation. The style is very similar to the Chinle, but generally consist of 100 percent vegetal dyes. Pine Springs is just northeast of Burntwater, and is very similar to Wide Ruins.

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  • Annie Tsosie Chinle, C003845

    Regular Price:

    $2,100.00
    Chinle weaving by Annie Tsosie. Measures 47 by 30 inches.
  • Chinle, C003132

    Regular Price:

    $300.00
    This is a beautiful Chinle weaving. It is a beautifully neutral color scheme and the designs are wonderful and simple. I believe this could be considered both a Chinle and a Crystal design. It measures 28 inches by 38 inches.
  • Chinle, C003107

    Regular Price:

    $600.00
    This is a lovely Chinle weaving. It is made with a few pastel colors and a gray background. One side of this weaving has faded a little and the other side is more vibrant. It measures 56 inches by 35 inches.
  • Chinle, C2861

    Regular Price:

    $2,500.00
    The colors in this weaving are very pretty and unusual. The blue and pinks are lovely. It is a nice medium size which would be great on the floor or wall. This piece measures 40 X 70 inches.
  • Navajo Indian Rug, Chinle, C004763

    Regular Price:

    $350.00
    Navajo weaver Michelle Morgan has woven this Indian Rug with hand spun wool in natural and vegetal dyes. Measures 21 by 38 inches.
  • Navajo Rug, 1950's Chinle, C006436

    Regular Price:

    $550.00
    All hand spun wool in natural colors and vegetal dyed.  This weaving measures 46 by 23 inches. 
  • Navajo Rug, Chinle, C006688

    Regular Price:

    $1,350.00
    Beautiful banded Chinle style Navajo weaving in natural and vegetal dyed wool.  The rug measures 33.5 by 57 inches. 
  • Navajo Rug-Chinle-003979A

    Regular Price:

    $525.00
    Beautiful little area rug by Chinle weaver Mae Morgan measures 33 by 23.5 inches. 
  • Navajo Rug-Chinle-003981

    Regular Price:

    $525.00
    Chinle weaving by Mae Morgan measures 33 by 23.5 inches. 
  • Navajo Rug-Chinle-C006291

    Regular Price:

    $450.00
    Chinle style Navajo rug woven by Mary Willet measures 33 by 23 inches. 
  • Navajo Rug-Chinle-C006434

    Regular Price:

    $900.00
    Navajo rug in the Chinle banded style with vegetal colors measures 52.5 by 27.5 inches. 
  • Navajo Rug-Chinle-C006664

    Regular Price:

    $540.00
    Chinle style runner woven by Jenny Yellowman measures 49 by 22 1/2 inches. 
  • Navajo Rug-Vintage Chinle-C006375

    Regular Price:

    $600.00
    Banded Chinle Navajo runner rug in all natural color and vegetal dyed golds measures 57 by 34 inches. 
  • Navajo Vegetal Wide Ruins Weaving, C005788

    Regular Price:

    $3,400.00
    Award winning Navajo weaver Eleanor Roanhorse, has been actively weaving fine Wide Ruins style rugs since the 1960's. She is well known for the quality of her rugs with weft counts of up to 80 per inch. This weaving measures 45 by 61 inches and is a gorgeous vegetal dye in shades of greens, golds and neutrals.
  • Navajo Weaving Wide Ruins, C004223

    Regular Price:

    $4,200.00
    This is a beautiful Navajo weaving made in the Wide Ruins style. It is made by Jeanette Swift and measures 40 inches by 56 inches.
  • Navajo Weaving, Chinle, C004959

    Regular Price:

    $225.00
    Navajo weaving made in the Chinle Style. It is made with handspun wool and measures 24 1/2 inches by 29 inches.
  • Navajo Weaving, Chinle Throw, C004544

    Regular Price:

    $500.00
    Navajo weaving Chinle Throw Rug in hand spun wool in natural and vegetal colored wool. Measures 31 1/2 by 42 inches.
  • Navajo Weaving, Chinle Vegetal, C005209

    Regular Price:

    $495.00
    Navajo weaving is a Vegetal Chinle from the 1960's. Measures 31 by57 inches.
  • Navajo Weaving, Chinle, C004577

    Regular Price:

    $300.00
    Made of natural hand spun wool this weaving is made with strong bold colors. This Navajo weaving from the Chinle area measures 21 inches by 34 inches.
  • Navajo Weaving, Chinle, 001744

    Regular Price:

    $2,100.00
    Navajo weaving Chinle style by Bertha Harvey. Measures 60 by 36 inches.
  • Navajo Weaving, Chinle, 003871

    Regular Price:

    $2,100.00
    Bertha Harvey weaves beautiful banded Navajo textiles.  This one measures 60 by 35 inches. 
  • Navajo Weaving, Chinle, 003922

    Regular Price:

    $2,100.00
    Esther Harvey has been weaving these handsome Chinle style rugs for decades.  This one measures 58 by 26 inches. 
  • Navajo Weaving, Chinle, 003923

    Regular Price:

    $2,100.00
    Charlene Harvey has woven this handsome Chinle Diamond Navajo rug that measures 60 by 35 inches. 
  • Navajo Weaving, Chinle, 003932

    Regular Price:

    $2,100.00
    Bertha Harvey called this Navajo rug "Chinle Diamonds" and it is 58 by 35 inches. 
  • Navajo Weaving, Chinle, C004079

    Regular Price:

    $350.00
    Navajo weaving in the Chinle style by weaver June Tos. Measures 26.5 by 30 inches.
  • Navajo Weaving, Chinle, C004424

    Regular Price:

    $750.00
    Navajo weaving Chinle style in a natural handspun wool with some vegetal over dyed wool in a Rabbit Brush. Measures 37 by 56 inches.
  • Navajo Weaving, Chinle, C004571

    Regular Price:

    $600.00
    Navajo weaving Chinle with vegetal dyes. Measures 29 by 47.5 inches.
  • Navajo Weaving, Chinle, C004587

    Regular Price:

    $200.00
    Navajo weaving in the Chinle style measures 15 by 24 inches.
  • Navajo Weaving, Chinle, C004724

    Regular Price:

    $450.00
    Navajo weaving in the Chinle style of hand spun wool. Measures 41 by 34 inches. Woven by Juanita Edison.
  • Navajo Weaving, Chinle, C004757

    Regular Price:

    $550.00
    Navajo weaving by Nancy Yazzie in the Chinle style using neutral colors accented by turquoise and rose. Measures 47 by 30 inches.
  • Navajo Weaving, Chinle, C004793

    Regular Price:

    $4,500.00
    Navajo weaving in the Chinle style by Navajo weaver Marcus Begaye. Measures 69 by 94 inches.
  • Navajo Weaving, Chinle, C004937

    Regular Price:

    $150.00
    Navajo weaving in the Chinle style in a grey, black and rose. Measures 22.5 by 28 inches.
  • Navajo Weaving, Chinle, C004943

    Regular Price:

    $300.00
    Navajo weaving hand spun wool with vegetal dye in a Chinle style. Measures 30 by 34 inches.
  • Navajo Weaving, Chinle, C004949

    Regular Price:

    $600.00
    Navajo weaving Chinle in neutral colors. Measures 33 by 37 inches.
  • Navajo Weaving, Chinle, C005104

    Regular Price:

    $350.00
    Vegetal dye Navajo weaving. It was made in the Chinle area and measures 28 inches by 47 inches.
  • Navajo Weaving, Chinle, C005116

    Regular Price:

    $1,125.00
    Navajo weaving Chinle by weaver Elsie Yazzie. Measures 37.5 by 54 inches.

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