Rugs,Rugs, and More Rugs!
Most recent revision October 26, 2003
Since the Navajo people first acquired
Churro sheep from
the Spanish, weaving and sheep have helped define the culture. These represent
some of the better pages available about Navajo Rugs. Through them, Tom Bahti's
chart of weaving areas and dye charts showing what colors result from the use
of which plants can be found. There are examples of rugs for all major weaving
areas. From Scotland is a biography of Cozy MacFadden who was influential in
helping to develop weaving in the central Navajo Nation. Included are contacts
with traders and some weavers.
Rugs, Weaving and
History of Navajo Weaving
- This appears to be a quality paper, perhaps a thesis. It should prove to be
a valuable resource.
- Cozy MacSporran, a trader operating the
Thunderbird Lodge at
the mouth of Canyon DeChelly in Chinle, helped weavers develop quality and the
distinctive Chinle Style. (
This biography comes from his clan's records in
- Linda Bayless writes this work which goes from the first Churra sheep to
Bosque Redondo and ends in this era. The Holbrook, Arizona Journal is the
source. This site has been off line and might be available through http://azjournal.com"
"Lesson Plans and Discussion Questions About Navajo Rugs">
Trust Lesson Plans for K-12 on Navajo Weaving
also More lessons
Also links to Art Museums
- Tom passed away many years ago in Tucson, but this work goes on and on.
There is good supporting explanations. Sources for posters on Dye Charts and
Care, Feeding and Displaying Navajo Rugs
Crownpoint Rug Auctions
This is the superlative rug auction. Crownpoint is about one hour east of
Gallup, New Mexico
U.S. Government Display of Navajo Rugs
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