Featured Classic Design Navajo Blanket Revival

July 1st, 2016

This Month’s Featured Navajo Rug

Classic Design Navajo Blanket Revival

The rug of the month is #445 a Revival of a Classic Design from the Hubbell Trading Post at Ganado, AZ. Discounted for July.

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Featured Near Mint J.B. Moore Trading Post Navajo Rug

May 31st, 2016

This Month’s Featured Navajo Rug

JB Moore Crystal Trading Post Navajo Rug

This month’s Rug of the Month is this J.B. Moore Crystal Trading Post Navajo Rug in three natural colors and features a very unusual border with small double rain cloud motifs. It is an outstanding Natural colored rug in near mint condition circa 1915. Discounted for June.

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Evelyn Yazzie Burntwater Navajo Weaving Featured for May 2016

April 30th, 2016

This month’s Rug of the Month is this outstanding Burntwater Navajo weaving by an outstanding weaver, Evelyn Yazzie. It has a nice discount for the Month of May only.

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April 2016 Featured Yei Pictorial Navajo Weaving

April 1st, 2016

Navajo Yei Pictorial Featured Rug

This month’s Rug of the Month is 715 a 1930 Single Corn Yei, with two small orange birds. It is a neat old Yei rug. It has a nice discount for the month of April.

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Featured Storm Pattern Pictorial Navajo Rug

March 1st, 2016

Storm Pattern Pictorial Navajo Rug

This month’s Rug of the Month is this Circa 1920 Storm Pattern Navajo Rug, with a saw toothed black gold and white border.

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Featured Ganado with Spider Woman Crosses Navajo Rug

January 31st, 2016

Ganado with Spider Woman Crosses

This month’s Rug of the Month is this Circa 1920 to 1930 Ganado Navajo Weaving with Spider Woman Crosses in excellent condition.

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WOVEN HOLY PEOPLE

January 9th, 2016

Check out Nizhoni Ranch Gallery‘s upcoming Woven Holy People show from February 28th to April 2nd 2016.

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Mark Your Calendar

From NavajoRug.com:

NIZHONI RANCH GALLERY presents ‘WOVEN HOLY PEOPLE’
The most important show of the Navajo Yei weavings since the Wheelright exhibition of the 1980s.

OPENING Sunday February 28th 2016

Reserve your space for the Opening Day with Steve Getzwiller. steve@navajorug.com

Woven Holy People February 28 – April 2nd 2016

The largest and most in depth collection available for sale. Over three dozen weavings will date from the 1920’s to the present. Yeis, Yei Be Chei and Sandpainting textiles.

 

Featured Circa 1920 Excellent Crystal Trading Post Navajo Rug

December 31st, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

This month’s featured Navajo Rug is this Circa 1920 Crystal Trading Post Rug with Two Large double Diamonds in a Gray field with a Greek Key Border. Discounted for January. Excellent condition.

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Eye Dazzler Rugs As the Perfect Accent for Your Home

December 21st, 2015

While patterns like the Yeibichai, Yei, Tree of Life, and other culturally significant symbols have their origins in Navajo sandpainting rituals, eye dazzler rugs were always meant primarily to do just what their name implies: dazzle the eye through intricate patterns and vibrant colors.

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Eye Dazzler Rug, circa 1950

During the Transitional Period, approximately 1880-1900, Navajo weavers began weaving textiles that were meant for commercial sale, not just for personal and tribal use. Navajo weavings were initially used as blankets, but as the market grew for these traditional weavings, they transitioned to being made more for use as rugs and wall hangings. Mill-spun yarn also became widely available at this point, meaning that weavers suddenly had access to more finely spun and brightly colored yarn, and therefore could weave more complex and colorful patterns.

Eye dazzler rugs incorporate geometric designs and bold colors–things that apparently appealed to those early trading post owners and tourists as much as they do to our modern eyes. These weavings can provide a beautiful accent piece in your home either as a rug, wall hanging, or bed cover. Because their bold designs and bright colors can be used as a complement to a range of styles – from traditional Western to organic modern – we think these are a great entry into Navajo rug ownership.

If you have any questions about eye dazzlers or specific rugs, please contact Charley at charleysnavajorugs.com.

CNR Featured in Cowboys and Indians Magazine

December 18th, 2015

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We are very excited to announce that an article about Charley was recently published on the Cowboys and Indians magazine website. This is one of our very favorite magazines, so we were thrilled that they were interested in Charley’s story and his motivations for starting Charley’s Navajo Rugs. It’s not everyday that a bareback rider-turned-accountant starts a rug company, so we can see why they thought their subscribers would be intrigued.

Head on over to the site to check out the article.