Maintaining the Weaving Craft
The Navajos are the only native people doing a vast amount of weaving today. Large numbers of Navajo‘s continue to weave commercially. The same methods of weaving have been used for over three hundred years. These rugs are made in the weaver’s home where beautiful works of art come to life.
Authentic Navajo rugs are weaved with handspun wool. Some Navajo’s today still raise their own sheep and use the wool from their sheep. The wool is interchanged into warp and threads by the weaver. Commercial wool yarn is also used, which creates a more symmetrical appearance in the rug shape.
Natural wool colors include white black and brown. Vegetal dyes are also natural colors or dyes created by boiling plants and mixing it with the wool. Aniline Dyes are commercial dyes that make bright colors.
Authentic Navajo Rugs at Palms Trading Company
Navajo rugs hold a special place at Palms Trading Company. We are proud to have a variety of beautiful and authentic hand-woven Navajo rugs for sale. We sell rugs of various styles including Ganado Red, Two Grey Hills, Pictorial Weaving, and Storm Weaving. Each rug features intricate patterns that reinforce the craftsmanship, skill and time each artist invests. Our Navajo Indian rugs guarantee you are receiving an authentic, hand-woven product representing the Navajo Indian tradition and culture. Visit Palms Trading Company today!
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