1900 NATIVE AMERICAN INDIA RUG

20140123_0491900 cir.  Native American Indian made rug.  Navjo rugs and blankets  (Navajo:: diyogí) are textiles produced by the Navajo People of the four corners area of the United States. Navajo textiles are highly regarded and have been sought after as trade items for over 150 years. Commercial production of handwoven blankets and rugs has been big important element of the Navajo economy. As one expert expresses it, “Classic Navajo serpes at their finest equal the delicacy and sophistication of any pre-mechanical loom-woven textile in the world.  You can see the craftsmanship in this piece color and design.

ESTATE ATTIC FIND! VINTAGE LOT OF INDIAN BASKET COLLECTION cir. 1870-1920

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I have just acquired Estate Attic Find!  beautiful late 1800’s early 1900’s South Western Native American Indian basket collection.  I have over 20 pieces, all are stunning.   They are all hand-made by Native American  Indians.      Basket-weaving is one of the oldest known Native American crafts.  There are ancient Indian baskets from the Southwest that have been identified by archaeologists as nearly 8000+ years old.  Most Native American art, there were originally multiple distinct basketry traditions in North America. Different tribes used different materials, weaving techniques, basket shapes, and characteristic patterns.