How Navajo Rugs Are Made

How Navajo Rugs Are Made Native Americana


Stock #: 104550
Type: Postcard
Era: White Border
Publisher: Strong's Book Store
Postmark: 1931 Dec-30
PM City: Albuquerque
PM State: NM
Stamp: 1C
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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This scene represents the making of a Navajo rug in the Indians home or Hogan, which is done in the winter time. In summer, the weaving is done outdoors under the shade of a tree. After the wool has been sheared from the sheep, sorted and washed, it is cared, to make the fibers lie in one direction, which is here being done by the small girl in the center. It is then worked into a cord and wound upon a distaff, which is being done by the woman at the left. This operation is repeated many times until the cord has been twisted to the desired fineness and hardness. That which is to be red is then dyed. Te last step is the weaving. The manner of weaving and the loom with an unfinished, blanket, or rug, are shown at the right. These fabrics, of all wool, and entirely hand made are becoming greatly appreciated for their wearing qualities no less than their striking beauty.
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