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.)


Hand-Spun Wool Navajo Weaving by Alice Dan

Hand-Spun Wool Navajo Weaving by Alice Dan (#01)

$250.00


Chief's Revival Sampler by Virginia Yazzie

Chief's Revival Sampler by Virginia Yazzie (#003)

$255.00


Storm Pattern Sampler by Doris Duncan

Storm Pattern Sampler by Doris Duncan (#05)

$345.00


Storm Pattern Tapestry by Doris Duncan

Storm Pattern Tapestry by Doris Duncan (#05)

$345.00


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

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

$495.00


Two Grey Hills Weaving by Mae Ann Begay

Two Grey Hills Weaving by Mae Ann Begay (#01)

$540.00


Double Saddle Blanket, unknown artist

Double Saddle Blanket, unknown artist (#70)

$650.00


Handspun Double Saddle Blanket by unknown artist

Handspun Double Saddle Blanket by unknown artist (#unkrug59)

$700.00


Navajo Yei Bi Chei Dancer Rug - Anna Grey

Navajo Yei Bi Chei Dancer Rug - Anna Grey (#02)

$750.00


Storm Pattern Weaving by Eleanor Yazzie

Storm Pattern Weaving by Eleanor Yazzie (#129)

$750.00


Tree of Life Tapestry by Lena Begay

Tree of Life Tapestry by Lena Begay (#05)

$750.00


Double Saddle Blanket (ca. 1950s), unknown artist

Double Saddle Blanket (ca. 1950s), unknown artist (#68)

$800.00


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

$950.00


Double Saddle Blanket, unknown artist

Double Saddle Blanket, unknown artist (to benefit Friends of Cedar Mesa) (#71)

$1,000.00


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Navajo Illusion Cube Weaving - Elizabeth Joe (#01)

$1,200.00


Red Mesa Tapestry by Ruby Coggeshell

Red Mesa Tapestry by Ruby Coggeshell (#61)

$1,250.00


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Navajo Handspun Feather Pattern Blanket (#49)

$1,750.00


Navajo Chief Revival Tapestry by Gloria C. Begay

Navajo Chief Revival Tapestry by Gloria C. Begay (#01)

$1,800.00


Klagetoh Rug by Lori Eskee

Klagetoh Rug by Lori Eskee (#01)

$1,875.00


Navajo Four Directional Yeis Rug by Jean Yazzie

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

$2,250.00


Classic Wide Ruins Vegetal Dyed Rug (ca. 1960s), unknown artist

Classic Wide Ruins Vegetal Dyed Rug (ca. 1960s), unknown artist (#58)

$2,400.00


Navajo Storm Pattern Rug by Rita Joe

Navajo Storm Pattern Rug by Rita Joe (#01)

$2,500.00


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Navajo Handspun Wool Yei Rug (#50)

$2,975.00


Two Grey Hills Weaving (ca. 1960), unknown artist

Two Grey Hills Weaving (ca. 1960), unknown artist (#60)

$3,000.00


Traditional Striped Navajo Rug by Alyssa Harrison

Traditional Striped Navajo Rug by Alyssa Harrison (#03)

$3,500.00


Male and Female Corn Weaving by Eleanor Yazzie

Male and Female Corn Weaving by Eleanor Yazzie (#130)

$3,500.00


Tec Nos Pos Weaving by Mayilynn Jim

Tec Nos Pos Weaving by Mayilynn Jim (#01)

$3,600.00


Navajo Eyedazzler Weaving (ca. 1970), unknown artist

Navajo Eyedazzler Weaving (ca. 1970), unknown artist (69)

$3,750.00


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Navajo Ganado Rug - Kathy Nez (#01)

$3,900.00


Navajo Classic Serape by Betty Joe

Navajo Classic Serape by Betty Joe (#05)

$4,500.00


Classic Navajo Pictorial Weaving (ca. 1930s), unknown artist

Classic Navajo Pictorial Weaving (ca. 1930s), unknown artist (#65)

$5,500.00


Klagetoh Weaving (ca. 1960), unknown artist

Klagetoh Weaving (ca. 1960), unknown artist (#61)

$6,250.00


Classic Crystal Rug, unknown artist

Classic Crystal Rug, unknown artist (#74)

$6,500.00


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:

Gloria
Gloria
Lena Begay
Lena Begay
Mae Ann Begay
Mae Ann Begay
Navajo Rug Weaver Ruby Coggeshell
Ruby Coggeshell
Alice Dan
Alice Dan
Doris Duncan
Doris Duncan
Lori Eskee
Lori Eskee
Anna Grey
Anna Grey
Alyssa
Alyssa
Marilynn Jim
Marilynn Jim
Betty Joe
Betty Joe
Elizabeth Joe
Elizabeth Joe
Rita Joe
Rita Joe
Kathy Nez
Kathy Nez
Navajo Rug Weaver Eleanor Yazzie
Eleanor Yazzie
Jean Yazzie
Jean Yazzie
Virginia
Virginia
Unknown Artist
Unknown Artist

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