Navajo Red Mesa pictorial rug

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Navajo Red Mesa pictorial rug

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46" wide x 53" long

excellent condition

circa 1930s

woven out of natural and synthetic-dyed handspun wools

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(R0457)

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Navajo textiles began to transition in style after the arrival of the railroads in 1880. Traders arrived in different regions on the Navajo reservation and these traders encouraged specific designs and types of textiles that they would market through published catalogs. Weavers were dependent on the trader who was closest to them and thus regional styles came to be associated with specific trading posts.

Teec Nos Pos and Red Mesa textiles came from Northeastern Arizona beginning in the 1920s. They came to be recognized for their intricate borders. Red Mesa textiles often have intricate interior panels and also often use burnt gold/brown wools along with natural and synthetic-dyed handspun wools.

This Red Mesa rug features a cornstalk yei along with feathers in its center. It is well woven and appealing.