The Second Phase Revival

Monday, March 21, 2022 8:10 PM

The Second Phase Revival

The term, “Navajo Chief Blanket” is a little misleading for a couple of reasons. First, the Navajos really did not have chiefs.

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How Navajo Blankets Became Rugs

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 8:19 PM

How Navajo Blankets Became Rugs

The Navajo people wove wearing blankets for around 200 years. They have woven floor rugs for more than 100 years. Many of these pieces are currently displayed on walls as works of art, but the original intent was for them to be used on the floor.

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Modern Chief/Revival Weavings

Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:54 PM

Modern Chief/Revival Weavings

Prior to the 1880s nearly all Navajo weavings, except for saddle blankets, were made to wear. The Chief Blankets are the best known, but other styles consisting primarily of stripes of alternating colors, primarily blue and brown, were also popular. These were called Moki blankets. The origin of the word is not known.

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Toh-Atin Gallery Featured in Cowboys & Indians Magazine

For more than 20 years, Cowboys & Indians magazine has been one of the most popular publications for people who love and appreciate the Western and Native cultures. The magazine is so popular that people buy and sell past issues online.

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Revival Weaving by Laverne Van Winkle

Thursday, April 22, 2021 3:51 PM

Revival Weaving by Laverne Van Winkle

Being a judge at the Gallup Ceremonial is a special honor. And not being discriminatory, I think that the weaving category is the most exciting.If you have been to the Santa Fe Indian Market, one of the things you will notice is that there are not many booths that feature Navajo weaving. That isn’t to say that some of the best weavers don’t show there. They do, but the number is limited.

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How I Learned the History of Navajo Weaving

Thursday, March 11, 2021 12:44 PM

How I Learned the History of Navajo Weaving

Gilbert Maxwell’s book Navajo Rugs, Past, Present and Future, which was published in 1963, was my first introduction to reading about Navajo weaving. I was 20 years old and had grown up around weaving, so I had a basic understanding of the art form.

But I really didn’t have a clue about its history.

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The World's Biggest Navajo Rug

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:14 PM

The World's Biggest Navajo Rug

This weaving was owned by the Hubbell Trading Company’s wholesale house in Winslow, Arizona. J.L. Hubbell Jr. owned this company and operated between 1924 and 1953.

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Mystery Solved!

Sunday, February 14, 2021 4:02 PM

Mystery Solved!

Last year we had the opportunity to accept a group of Navajo weavings from a family in Oregon. They had been passed down from a grandfather who had driven a truck in the 1920s on the Navajo Reservation delivering goods to trading posts. The design on one of the pieces was particularly interesting.

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