C1920 Natural Churro Crystal Navajo Rug Native American Indian Blanket Navaho Nr For Sale
here is a circa 1920 old natural Navaho weaving that measures 6 feet 4 inches
long by 4 foot 10 inches wide
or 76” x 58”. It is attributed to the
Crystal Trading Post weaving area and is in good plus condition with issues
noted below. It was handwoven by an
expert weaver on a primitive upright loom of all Native handshorn, handcarded
and very nicely handspun silky old long staple Churro sheep wool, both weft
& warp. This old Crystal has a big
bold serrated drum pattern with floating serrated stars and diamonds in the
voids. The borders are a stepped meandering
motif all the way around. Sometimes our
‘fix-it’ pile just gets too big & we are starting spring ranch/farm work,
so we are offering a couple pieces “as is” this week. This weaving is a very good candidate for
restoration or would work great for a cabin or ranch rug on the floor… or even
as a movie prop. .
We obtained this vintage Native American textile on
a rug hunt in Arizona just to offer you here on . It has a smooth, even weft count averaging 24
per inch and a warp count of 6 per inch.
The selvage cords are: 1 side
good with several breaks, 1 side poor and mostly gone with wear, 1 end very
good to excellent and 1 end good with approximately 8” of cords missing. Warp selvages are 2-spiral cords and weft
selvages are 2-spiral cords. Three
corners are good condition with just a little wear and 1 fair with fraying. The
tassels are all four missing. It has
not been cleaned, is fairly clean now & comes from a non-smoking home. The whites have light soiling and would all
brighten with a wash if desired. There
is a place of 7” of missing end cords and broken warp loops. One corner has fraying 1 ½” in and there are
a lot of broken weft loops along one side.
The body of the rug is very good plus.
The browns are darker on one side than the other. Both sides are shown in photos above. Colors are great in this piece of old
American Indian art and they are: hand carded & hand blended natural
grayish brown, brownish grey, variegated chocolate brown and ivory white. Complete with lazy lines as well as an
internal Spirit Trail or weaver’s pathway, this example of antique Native
Americana is ready to head your way.
A Delivery Confirmation Number and Tracking Number
will be sent via email to winning buyer upon shipping. Whatever shipping is
quoted is what will be charged unless buying more than one item on the same day
that can be packed together to be able to combine shipping. (If so, wait to pay for both until
re-invoiced with combined shipping.)
We appreciate you taking a look at
our items. We started on in 1999 and we invite you to review our response.
Feel free to email or call us in New Mexico (575) 278-2400, with any questions
or for a more in-depth condition report before offerding. We do not charge a
handling fee or buyer's premium. We do not end sales early to sell to email
offers, but we will consider Best Offers by phone or email after an item has
ended without meeting the reserve. If a price can be worked out, then we can
set up a buy it now for you. When emailing, please include your email address
in the text of your message. Sorry,
but we do not do appraisals or opinions on weavings or otherwise unless we have
the item in our hands, by appointment.