How Navajo Indian Rugs are Made

How Navajo Indian Rugs are Made Native Americana


Stock #: 201620
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
Publisher: C. T. Art-Colortone
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 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 carded, to make the fibers lie in one direction. It is then worked into a cord and wound upon a distaff. 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. The last step is the weaving. The manner of weaving and the loom with an unfinished blanket, or rug, are shown here. These fabrics of all wool, and entirely handmade are becoming greatly appreciated for their wearing qualities no less than their striking beauty
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