Rugs,Rugs, and More Rugs!Most recent revision November 6, 1998
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 Some History
History of Navajo Weaving
- History of Weaving
- This appears to be a quality paper, perhaps a thesis. It should prove to be a valuable resource.
- Jackson Clarks History of Weaving
Jackson Clark is a Trader in Durango, Colorado. His family manages the Toh Atin (no water) Trading Post. This was written in 1984.
- History of Navajo Weaving
- Steve Getzwiller of Benson, Arizona presents a very good overview of all Navajo weaving styles and their respective development.Examples are included on each page.
- Cozy MacSporran Biography
- Cozy MacSporran, a trader operating theThunderbird 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 Scotland.
- History of Navajo Weaving
- 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.
- More information on Navajo Churro Sheep
- Even More Information on Navajo Churro Sheep
Tour a Sheep Camp, Work with Weavers
"Lesson Plans and Discussion Questions About Navajo Rugs">Getty Trust Lesson Plans for K-12 on Navajo Weaving
Also links to Art Museums
Navajo Rug Weaving Areas and Dye Charts
- 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 Area Maps.
Care, Feeding and Displaying Navajo Rugs
- Advice from an Antique Dealer
- Advice from a Trader
Rug AuctionsCrownpoint Rug Auctions
This is the superlative rug auction. Crownpoint is about one hour east of Gallup, New Mexico
- Navajo Weaving Direct from Fredonia Arizona- A Navajo Company>
- Sample Navajo Rugs
From "One-Eyed Jack's", this is among the best displays of Navajo weaving on the net
Two Grey Hills Trading Post
Another good collection of rugs samples from a famous weaving area.
Navajo Heritage Association
Navajo Rugs & Weavers-Some innovative Navajo marketing allows customers to contact weavers directly.
Dozen of examples.
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