Navajo (Dine') Weaving Chinle Crystal Navajo Rug. Gallop Throw Rug. Antique Sampler Navajo Ganado 1930's-1940's.
Sweet Chinle Crystal Navajo rug. Several decades, Navajo weavers near the railroad stops would sell these rugs to tourists. Too small for rugs but perfect for the tourists to tuck under their arm boarding the train. They are typically called Sampler rugs or Gallup Throws. The end would be cut off from the loom and knotted to finish it fast. “All aboard!” The colors are bright and vibrant for the age which is around 80 years old. The colors are Dark Chocolate Brown, Natural White, and Red. Mary Wheelwright (1878-1958) Museum founder helped revive this pattern near Crystal NM. So glad she did. There is some damage to two of the corner that I have pictured.
Due to the handmade nature of these traditional textiles, each one may contain imperfections, giving you a truly unique piece. They add to the overall character and history of the piece. As shop owners, we do our best to provide an accurate description of all our items and any issues we notice. Since we only sell vintage and antiques, there is often wear and signs of aging on items.
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