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 Revival Sampler by Virginia Yazzie

Chief Revival Sampler by Virginia Yazzie (#004)

$255.00


Storm Pattern Tapestry by Doris Duncan

Storm Pattern Tapestry by Doris Duncan (#06)

$345.00


Yei Tapestry, unknown artist

Yei Tapestry, unknown artist (#81)

$350.00


Set of Three Chief Blanket Miniature Weavings by Elouise Bia

Set of Three Chief Blanket Miniature Weavings by Elouise Bia (#01)

$380.00


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


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


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

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

$800.00


Twill Double Saddle Blanket, unknown artist

Twill Double Saddle Blanket, unknown artist (#76)

$800.00


Two Grey Hills Weaving by Susie James

Two Grey Hills Weaving by Susie James (#001)

$900.00


Red Mesa Tapestry by Bessie Coggeshell

Red Mesa Tapestry by Bessie Coggeshell (#74)

$990.00


Red Mesa Tapestry by Ruby Coggeshell

Red Mesa Tapestry by Ruby Coggeshell (#65)

$990.00


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


Storm Pattern Weaving by Anna Grey

Storm Pattern Weaving by Anna Grey (#05)

$1,200.00


Teec Nos Pos Weaving by Patrina Rose Begay

Teec Nos Pos Weaving by Patrina Rose Begay (#01)

$1,500.00


Yei Weaving, unknown artist

Yei Weaving, unknown artist (#75)

$1,750.00


Navajo Shoulder Blanket (ca. 1960s), unknown artist

Navajo Shoulder Blanket (ca. 1960s), unknown artist (#79)

$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


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


Navajo Four Directional Yeis Rug by Jean Yazzie

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

$2,250.00


Yei Bi Chei Tapestry (ca.1940s), unknown artist

Yei Bi Chei Tapestry (ca.1940s), unknown artist (#83)

$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


Navajo Storm Pattern Rug by Rita Joe

Navajo Storm Pattern Rug by Rita Joe (#01)

$2,500.00


Yei Rug by Jessie Yazzie

Yei Rug by Jessie Yazzie (#001)

$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


Traditional Striped Navajo Rug by Alyssa Harrison

Traditional Striped Navajo Rug by Alyssa Harrison (#03)

$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


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:

Lorlena Atencio
Lorlena Atencio
Gloria
Gloria
Lena Begay
Lena Begay
Patrina Rose Begay
Patrina Rose Begay
Betty Benally
Betty Benally
Elouise Bia
Elouise Bia
Navajo Rug Weaver Bessie Coggeshell
Bessie Coggeshell
Navajo Rug Weaver Ruby Coggeshell
Ruby Coggeshell
Alice Dan
Alice Dan
Doris Duncan
Doris Duncan
Lori Eskee
Lori Eskee
Nellie Grandson
Nellie Grandson
Anna Grey
Anna Grey
Alyssa
Alyssa
Susie James
Susie James
Marilynn Jim
Marilynn Jim
Elizabeth Joe
Elizabeth Joe
Rita Joe
Rita Joe
Kathy Nez
Kathy Nez
Navajo Rug Weaver Eleanor Yazzie
Eleanor Yazzie
Jean Yazzie
Jean Yazzie
Jessie Yazzie
Jessie Yazzie
Virginia
Virginia
Unknown Artist
Unknown Artist

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