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A Brief Introduction To The Navajo Rug

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This flock of sheep provided wool for making rugs.

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Description by Edward S. Curtis: The Navaho might as well be called the "Keepers of Flocks". Their sheep are of the greatest importance to their existence, and in the care and management of their flocks they exhibit a thrift not to be found in the average tribe.


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This Navajo lady is carding the wool to prepare it for spinning.

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A Navajo weaver in the early 1900s. jewelry.

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Description by Edward S. Curtis: The Navaho-land blanket looms are in evidence everywhere. In the winter months they are set up in the hogans, but during the summer they are erected outdoors under an improvised shelter, or, as in this case, beneath a tree. The simplicity of the loom and its product are here clearly shown, pictured in the early morning light under a large cottonwood.


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A loom like this is used by Navajo ladies to weave their beautiful rugs.

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A weaver works on a re-creation of an original nineteenth-century rug at a Hubbell Trading Post demonstration area.

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The weavers take their finished rugs to the Hubbell Trading Post to trade for food and other merchandise. The ladies spend months weaving one rug that can sell for thousands of dollars.

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Hubbell Trading Post in Arizona


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A Navajo rug from the Ganado region. Post to trade for food and other merchandise. The ladies spend months weaving one rug that can sell for thousands of dollars.

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Sheep Post to trade for food and other merchandise. The ladies spend months weaving one rug that can sell for thousands of dollars.

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A Navajo rug from the two grey hills region.


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Self Check Post to trade for food and other merchandise. The ladies spend months weaving one rug that can sell for thousands of dollars.

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Most Navajo rugs are made from cotton.

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Self Check Post to trade for food and other merchandise. The ladies spend months weaving one rug that can sell for thousands of dollars.

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You are correct. Most Navaho rugs are made from wool.


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Self Check Post to trade for food and other merchandise. The ladies spend months weaving one rug that can sell for thousands of dollars.

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Navajo ladies weave their rugs on a loom.

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Self Check Post to trade for food and other merchandise. The ladies spend months weaving one rug that can sell for thousands of dollars.

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Very good. All Navajo rugs are woven on a loom.


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References Post to trade for food and other merchandise. The ladies spend months weaving one rug that can sell for thousands of dollars.(please note that these references are not complete!)

  • Northwestern University Library, Edward S. Curtis's 'The North American Indian: the Photographic Images, 2001. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award98/ienhtml/curthome.html

  • The Navajo Nation home page

  • Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian: Photographic Images Illustrations and Captions from Volume 1

    • The Images of Navajos – List View

    • The Images of Navajos – Gallery View

    • (images 37-48)

    • (images 49-60)