Navajo Rugs

Navajo rugs represent a perfect example of just one of the art forms acquired by the Navajo people and transformed from a Rio Grande Pueblo to Navajo sensibility.  Adopting the vertical loom and native cotton yarns, Navajo weavers quickly established themselves as master craftsmen in the weaving arts.  Once churro sheep were introduced in the 1500's, Navajo weavers' skill at transforming wool thread into high quality mantas (wearing blankets), dresses, shirts and sashes made their work desirable not only among themselves, but by surrounding tribes such as the Pueblos, Apache, Arapahoe, Cheyenne, Sioux and Ute.  (Continued below.)


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Navajo Black and White Illusion Rug - Lillie Warren (#01)

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Navajo Two Gray Hills Handspun Wool Rug - Pauline Deswudt (#43)

$315.00


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Navajo Storm Pattern Rug - Bernita Martin (#01)

$375.00


Navajo Santa Pictorial Rug - Helena Begay (#061)

Navajo Santa Pictorial Rug - Helena Begay (#061)

$495.00


Navajo Pictorial Twin Rocks Rug - Eleanor Yazzie (#112)

Navajo Pictorial Twin Rocks Rug - Eleanor Yazzie (#112)

$495.00


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Navajo Chief Variation Blanket - Gabriel Benally (#08)

$495.00


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Navajo Teec Nos Pos Rug - Tamara Benally (#01)

$495.00


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Navajo Red Mesa Rug - Bessie Coggeshell (#64)

$563.00


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Navajo Chinle Rug - Gabriel Benally (#10)

$625.00


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Navajo White Handspun Klagetoh Rug - Julia Deswood (#008)

$695.00


Navajo Christmas Pictorial Rug by Helena Begay

Navajo Christmas Pictorial Rug - Helena Begay (#055)

$750.00


Navajo Handspun Weaving - Pauline Deswudt (#039)

Navajo Handspun Weaving - Pauline Deswudt (#039)

$750.00


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Navajo Black & White Red Mesa Rug - Ruby Coggeshell (#42)

$750.00


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1950's Circa Saddle Blanket (#35)

$750.00


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Navajo Tree of Life Rug - Lena Begay (#03)

$750.00


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Navajo Red Mesa Rug - Bessie Coggeshell (#67)

$750.00


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1950's Hand Spun Wool Naslini Corn Rug (#34)

$850.00


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Navajo Four Corners Food Pictorial Rug - Sarah Descheny (#039)

$875.00


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Navajo Butterflies Pictorial Rug - Helena Begay (#67)

$875.00


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Navajo Red Mesa Rug - Lucy Yazzie (#02)

$875.00


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Navajo Raised Outline Rubik's Cube Rug - Marie Sheppard (#02)

$875.00


Navajo Animal Tree of Life Rug by Tabita Bitah

Navajo Animal Tree of Life Rug - Tabita Bitah (#044)

$900.00


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Navajo Tree of Life Pictorial Rug - Marie Begay (#03)

$900.00


1960s Crystal Rug (#30)

1960s Crystal Rug (#30)

$900.00


1960's Crystal Rug (#27)

1960's Crystal Rug (#27)

$950.00


Navajo Two Gray Hills Rug - Susie Descheny (#02)

Navajo Two Gray Hills Rug - Susie Descheny (#02)

$960.00


Navajo Yeis Rug - Kathryn Begay (#02)

Navajo Yeis Rug - Kathryn Begay (#02)

$1,200.00


1950's Eyedazzler Rug - (#22)

1950's Eyedazzler Rug - (#22)

$1,250.00


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Navajo 1970's Ganado Rug - Beth Yazzie (#01)

$1,250.00


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Navajo Yei Rug - Lena Poyer (#01)

$1,250.00


Navajo Ganado Weaving - Lyndia Chee (#56)

Navajo Ganado Weaving - Lyndia Chee (#56)

$1,350.00


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Navajo Teec Nos Pos Rug - Belinda Kee (#01)

$1,495.00


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Navajo Red Mesa Outline Rug - Ruby Coggeshell (#44)

$1,495.00


Navajo Saudi Arabia Rug - Cora Black (#01)

Navajo Saudi Arabia Rug - Cora Black (#01)

$1,500.00


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Navajo Two Grey Hills Rug - Larry Nathaniel (#01)

$1,500.00


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1960's Handspun Wool Feather Rug (#38)

$1,500.00


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Navajo Raised Outline Runner Rug - Marie Sheppard (#01)

$1,500.00


Navajo Revival Weaving by Gloria Begay

Navajo Revival Weaving - Gloria Begay (#01)

$1,800.00


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Navajo Ganado Red Weaving - Gabriel Benally (#09)

$1,875.00


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Navajo Red Mesa Outline Rug - Ruby Coggeshell (#45)

$2,250.00


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Navajo Fred Harvey Era Child's Blanket - Patricia Johnson (#01)

$2,250.00


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Navajo Mother Earth & Father Sky Rug Set - Luana Tso (#51)

$2,375.00


Navajo Spirit of the Raven Rug by Carmelita Sagg

Navajo Spirit of the Raven Rug - Carmelita Sagg (#14)

$2,500.00


Navajo Yei Bi Chei Pictorial Weaving - Cheryl Yazzie (#01)

Navajo Yei Bi Chei Pictorial Weaving - Cheryl Yazzie (#01)

$2,750.00


Navajo Humpback Yei Rug by Luana Tso

Navajo Humpback Yei Rug - Luana Tso (#29)

$2,975.00


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Navajo First Phase Chief's Blanket - Betty Joe (#02)

$2,995.00


Navajo Burntwater Weaving by Ruth Nelwood

Navajo Burntwater Weaving - Ruth Nelwood (#01)

$3,600.00


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1960's Handspun Wool Two Grey Hills Rug (#39)

$6,250.00


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Extra Large Natural Vegetal Dyes Rug (#32)

$8,600.00


From the simple striped blankets of the Classic Period, Navajo rug designs have exploded into a number of regional styles and individual expressions of the Navajo weaver's imagination.  Serrated diamonds, lightning zigzags and bold crosses adorn Navajo chief blankets.  Pictorial elements present in weavings by the 1800's, developed into contemporary pictorial rugs which mirror traditional and contemporary Navajo life.  Hispanic influences can be seen in the lightning serrates of contemporary Red Mesa weavings.  Early traders on the Navajo reservation such as J.B. Moore and Lorenzo Hubbell introduced Oriental designs which found new translations in Two Grey Hills, Ganado, Klagetoh, Burntwater, early Crystal, Storm and Teec Nos Pos weavings.  Vegetal dyes were promoted by the Lippincotts at Wide Ruins resulting in beautiful banded patterns which also appear in late Crystal and Chinle weavings.

Today, in ruggedly beautiful red rock country, Navajo weavers continue to create masterworks in wool.  Bluff, Utah is located just across the river from the Navajo reservation so Twin Rocks Trading Post and our many loyal clients benefit from the strong relationships we have built with  local artists over the past  decades.  Our proximity to the Navajo Reservation also ensures a broad selection of traditional Navajo silver and turquoise jewelry, baskets, pottery and folk art.  Venture down U.S. Highway 191 and find the best kept secrets in the Southwest; Bluff, Utah and Twin Rocks Trading Post.


Artists who create Navajo Rugs:

Helena Begay
Helena Begay
Kathryn Begay
Kathryn Begay
Lena Begay
Lena Begay
Marie Begay
Marie Begay
Gabriel Benally
Gabriel Benally
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Tamara Benally
Tabita Bitah
Tabita Bitah
Cora Black
Cora Black
Navajo Rug Weaver Bessie Coggeshell
Bessie Coggeshell
Navajo Rug Weaver Ruby Coggeshell
Ruby Coggeshell
Sarah Descheny
Sarah Descheny
Susie
Susie
Julia Deswood
Julia Deswood
Pauline Deswudt
Pauline Deswudt
Betty Joe
Betty Joe
Patricia Johnson
Patricia Johnson
Belinda Kee
Belinda Kee
Bernita Martin
Bernita Martin
Larry Nathaniel
Larry Nathaniel
Lena Poyer
Lena Poyer
Carmelita Sagg
Carmelita Sagg
Marie Sheppard
Marie Sheppard
Luana Tso
Luana Tso
Lillie Warren
Lillie Warren
Beth Yazzie
Beth Yazzie
Navajo Rug Weaver Eleanor Yazzie
Eleanor Yazzie
Lucy Yazzie
Lucy Yazzie
Other Rug Artists
Other Rug Artists
Unknown Artist
Unknown Artist

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