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.)


Modern Eyedazzler Tapestry by Petrina Begay

Modern Eyedazzler Tapestry by Petrina Begay (#04)

$315.00


Eye Dazzler Tapestry by Petrina Rose Begay

Eye Dazzler Tapestry by Petrina Rose Begay (#05)

$315.00


Tree of Life Tapestry by Helena Begay

Tree of Life Tapestry by Helena Begay (#81)

$375.00


Double Diamond Weaving by Nellie Grandson

Double Diamond Weaving by Nellie Grandson (#06)

$625.00


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


Four-in-One Storm Pattern Tapestry by Bernita Martin

Four-in-One Storm Pattern Tapestry by Bernita Martin (#36)

$750.00


Two Grey Hills Tapestry by Albert Jackson

Two Grey Hills Tapestry by Albert Jackson (#01)

$750.00


Twill Double Saddle Blanket, unknown artist

Twill Double Saddle Blanket, unknown artist (#76)

$800.00


Red Mesa Tapestry by Bessie Coggeshell

Red Mesa Tapestry by Bessie Coggeshell (#74)

$990.00


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Navajo Illusion Cube Weaving - Elizabeth Joe (#01)

$1,200.00


Teec Nos Pos Tapestry Weaving by Petrina Begay

Teec Nos Pos Tapestry Weaving by Petrina Begay (#03)

$1,250.00


Two Grey Hills Tapestry by Ester Yazzie

Two Grey Hills Tapestry by Ester Yazzie (#01)

$1,400.00


Five Yei Dancers Weaving by Lorraine Katso

Five Yei Dancers Weaving by Lorraine Katso (#01)

$1,500.00


Navajo Chief Revival Tapestry by Gloria C. Begay

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

$1,800.00


Contemporary Late Classic Child's Basket by Lorlena Atencio

Contemporary Late Classic Child's Basket by Lorlena Atencio (#02)

$1,875.00


Red Mesa Outline Tapestry by Bessie Coggeshell

Red Mesa Outline Tapestry by Bessie Coggeshell (#75)

$1,875.00


Tree of Life Weaving by Lena Begay

Tree of Life Weaving by Lena Begay (#06)

$2,000.00


Mother Earth, Father Sky Tapestry by Luanna Tso

Mother Earth, Father Sky Tapestry by Luanna Tso (#58)

$2,000.00


Navajo Four Directional Yeis Rug by Jean Yazzie

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

$2,250.00


Early Teec Nos Pos Weaving with Eagle Pictorial, unknown artist

Early Teec Nos Pos Weaving with Eagle Pictorial, unknown artist (# 84)

$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


Red Mesa Variation Eyedazzler Rug by Belinda Kee

Red Mesa Variation Eyedazzler Rug by Belinda Kee (#02)

$2,400.00


Navajo Storm Pattern Rug by Rita Joe

Navajo Storm Pattern Rug by Rita Joe (#01)

$2,500.00


Two Grey Hills Weaving by Betty Benally

Two Grey Hills Weaving by Betty Benally (#01)

$2,500.00


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

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

$3,000.00


Contemporary Third-Phase Chief Blanket by Ofelia Joe

Contemporary Third-Phase Chief Blanket by Ofelia Joe (#02)

$3,125.00


Traditional Striped Navajo Rug by Alyssa Harrison

Traditional Striped Navajo Rug by Alyssa Harrison (#03)

$3,500.00


Feather and Spider Woman Cross Rug by Treva Peshlakai

Feather and Spider Woman Cross Rug by Treva Peshlakai (#03)

$3,575.00


Tec Nos Pos Weaving by Mayilynn Jim

Tec Nos Pos Weaving by Mayilynn Jim (#01)

$3,600.00


Contemporary First Phase Chief's Blanket by Wilbertson Begaye

Contemporary First Phase Chief's Blanket by Wilbertson Begaye (#06)

$3,750.00


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

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

$5,500.00


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:

Lorlena Atencio
Lorlena Atencio
Gloria
Gloria
Helena Begay
Helena Begay
Lena Begay
Lena Begay
Petrina Rose Begay
Petrina Rose Begay
Wilbertson Begaye
Wilbertson Begaye
Betty Benally
Betty Benally
Navajo Rug Weaver Bessie Coggeshell
Bessie Coggeshell
Nellie Grandson
Nellie Grandson
Alyssa
Alyssa
Albert Jackson
Albert Jackson
Marilynn Jim
Marilynn Jim
Elizabeth Joe
Elizabeth Joe
Ofelia
Ofelia
Rita Joe
Rita Joe
Lorraine Katso
Lorraine Katso
Belinda Kee
Belinda Kee
Bernita Martin
Bernita Martin
Treva Peshlakai
Treva Peshlakai
Luana Tso
Luana Tso
Ester Yazzie
Ester Yazzie
Jean Yazzie
Jean Yazzie
Unknown Artist
Unknown Artist

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