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 Circle Eyedazzler Rug - Rolanda Begay (#01)

$330.00


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Navajo Round Eye Dazzler Rug - Rolanda Begay (#02)

$330.00


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

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

$495.00


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Navajo Yei-be-Chei Dancer Rug - Anna Gray (#02)

$750.00


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Navajo Handspun Chief Blanket (#45)

$800.00


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Navajo Teec Nos Pos Weaving - Evelyn Poyer (#01)

$800.00


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Navajo Snowflake Design Weaving - Marcelda Johnson (#01)

$800.00


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1930's Navajo Duality Symbol Rug (#54)

$800.00


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

$850.00


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Navajo Butterflies Pictorial Rug - Helena Begay (#67)

$875.00


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Navajo Yei-be-chei Weaving - Treva Peshlakai (#02)

$900.00


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Navajo Red Mesa Rug - Ruby Coggeshell (#52)

$935.00


1960's Crystal Rug (#27)

1960's Crystal Rug (#27)

$950.00


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Navajo Crystal Handspun and 100% Vegital Dye Rug (#48)

$950.00


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Navajo Turquoise Yei Rug - Kathryn Begay (#03)

$1,100.00


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Navajo Klahgatoh Rug - Leta Descheny (#01)

$1,150.00


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Navajo Illusion Cube Weaving - Elizabeth Joe (#01)

$1,200.00


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Navajo Red Mesa Weaving Rug - Ruby Coggeshell (#53)

$1,325.00


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Navajo Two Grey Hills Rug - Phyllis James (#02)

$1,350.00


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Navajo Chief Revival Rug - Elvie Vanwinkle (#01)

$1,350.00


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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Navajo Eyedazzler Rug - Gabriel Benally (#17)

$1,500.00


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Navajo Two Grey Hills Rug (#53)

$1,600.00


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Navajo Storm Pattern Weaving - Marie Sheppard (#03)

$1,650.00


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Navajo Handspun Feather Pattern Blanket (#49)

$1,750.00


Navajo Revival Weaving by Gloria Begay

Navajo Revival Weaving - Gloria Begay (#01)

$1,800.00


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Navajo Midnight Storm Pattern Weaving - Gabriel Benally (#18)

$1,875.00


Navajo Journey Twin Rocks Modern Rug by Eleanor Yazzie

Navajo Modern Twin Rocks "Journey" Rug - Eleanor Yazzie (#042)

$2,050.00


Navajo Four Directional Yeis Rug by Jean Yazzie

Navajo Four Directional Yeis Rug - Jean Yazzie (#003)

$2,250.00


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

$2,250.00


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Navajo Modified Ganado Weaving - Louise Harvey (#03)

$2,400.00


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Navajo Storm Pattern Rug - Gabriel Benally (#14)

$2,495.00


Navajo Spirit of the Raven Rug by Carmelita Sagg

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

$2,500.00


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Navajo Monument Valley "Mitten Code" Rug Weaving - Eleanor Yazzie (#125)

$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 Handspun Wool Yei Rug (#50)

$2,975.00


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Navajo Yei Weaving - Luana Tso (#53)

$3,500.00


Navajo Burntwater Weaving by Ruth Nelwood

Navajo Burntwater Weaving - Ruth Nelwood (#01)

$3,600.00


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Navajo Ganado Rug - Kathy Nez (#01)

$3,900.00


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Navajo Biil Dress Weaving - Nellie Dean (#02)

$4,375.00


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Navajo Two Grey Hills Rug - Calvin Toney (#01)

$6,300.00


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Navajo XL Two Grey Hills Rug (#52)

$7,950.00


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
Rolanda Begay
Rolanda Begay
Gabriel Benally
Gabriel Benally
Cora Black
Cora Black
Navajo Rug Weaver Ruby Coggeshell
Ruby Coggeshell
Nellie Dean
Nellie Dean
Anna Grey
Anna Grey
Louise Harvey
Louise Harvey
Phyllis James
Phyllis James
Larry Nathaniel
Larry Nathaniel
Treva Peshlakai
Treva Peshlakai
Carmelita Sagg
Carmelita Sagg
Marie Sheppard
Marie Sheppard
Luana Tso
Luana Tso
Wilfred N. Begay,Southwest Jewelry,Baskets,Navajo Jewelry,Native American Art,Jewelry,Pottery,Weaving,Rug,Blanket,Manta,Necklace,Turquoise,Twin Rocks Trading Post,Zuni,Santo Domingo,Fetish,Hopi
Elvie Vanwinkle
Navajo Rug Weaver Eleanor Yazzie
Eleanor Yazzie
Other Rug Artists
Other Rug Artists
Unknown Artist
Unknown Artist

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