Masterpiece of composition and craft. This Crystal Trading Post antique Navajo rug is stunning. Made around the turn of the 19th century by a talented artist, judging from the fine weave and quality of wool. So beautiful that you may not be able to bear to place it on the floor. A carpet tack stripe is an easy and non damaging way to make this a stunning wall hanging, or place it in a low-traffic area for similar effect.
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Very large Antique Navajo Rug, $8999.
Navajo Rugs this size are exceedingly rare as all Navajo weavings are made on upright, vertical looms. Rugs of this size require such a large loom that only a few very talented artisans were ever able to make them.
This one is attributed to the Crystal Trading Post, owned by JB Moore. It was famous for influencing Navajo Rug design by encouraging them to make pieces suitable for the floor instead of just for wearing, as was the tradition.
This rug is in the Corn Row pattern, where rows of corn stalks and stripes are alternated across the design to mimic corn growing in the field. This is part pictorial and part geometric, two of the more desirable elements for any Navajo Rug.