Amazing Large Teec * Warped Wonderful Transitional * April 2021 Featured Navajo Rugs

March 31st, 2021

April 2021

Two Amazing Newly Added * Teec and Transitional * Two Outstanding Featured * Three Turkey Ruins Navajo Rugs Woven by Sisters *

Spring is in full bloom in central California and the Coronavirus situation is improving! We are busy buying and selling weaving while preparing dozens of pieces and their stories for an upcoming exhibit.

Exhibit & Sale

Navajo Textiles – The Charley Castles’ Collection
Opening Reception: Friday September 10, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
Kings Art Center, 605 N. Douty Street, Hanford California
Exhibition: Saturday, September 11 – Saturday, October 16

Kingsartcenter.org

New to the Collection

Two rugs added in the Historic category this month.

# 1147 is a large Teec Nos Pos circa 1930. At 98″ x 59″ it is an outstanding old weaving, woven canvas tight. It is one of the nicest Teec Nos Pos we have ever offered.

Large Navajo Teec Nos Pos Rug 1147
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# 1146 is a Navajo Transitional Blanket in the eye-dazzler pattern circa late 1890s. It is 48″ x 33″. It is a neat very old rug with lots of pattern and color.

Navajo Transitional Blanket with an Exposed Warp Fringe 1146
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Featured Weavings

The featured rugs this month are two Contemporary rugs woven by sisters.

# 548 is a Three Turkey Ruins Burntwater Navajo weaving by Master Weaver Ruth Ann Tracy at 64″ x 48″. It is a great Burntwater pattern weaving great for wall or floor use.

Three Turkey Ruins Burntwater Navajo Rug for Sale by Master Weaver Ruth Ann Tracy 548
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# 629 is a classic Three Turkey Ruins Burntwater 39″ x 61″ circa 2013 by Master Weaver Helen Bia.

Three Turkey Ruins Burntwater 39" x 61" circa 2013 by Master Weaver Helen Bia
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That’s all for this month have a great April.

Questions, let me know. Give me a call +1-559-259-9482 or reply to this email.

Charley

Featured Transitional and Red Mesa Navajo Rugs for Sale March 2021

February 28th, 2021

March 2021

2 New Listings. 2 Featured Navajo Rugs.

After nearly a year of limitations due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, the situation is looking better in central California with activities and public gatherings beginning to resume. Being optimistic, we plan to exhibit 25 outstanding Navajo textiles at the Kings Art Center in Hanford.  It all starts with a reception on Friday, September 10. We welcome you to join us that evening.

Exhibit & Sale

Navajo Textiles – The Charley Castles Collection
Opening Reception: Friday September 10, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
Kings Art Center, 605 N. Douty Street, Hanford California
Exhibition: Saturday, September 11 – Saturday, October 16

www.kingsartcenter.org

New to the Collection

# 1144 is a superb Teec Nos Pos style weaving in a rare Ancestral Pueblo (Anasazi) pottery design.  It is
76″ x 51″, circa 1920.  This very tightly woven piece is the best Teec Nos Pos we have ever offered. $24,000

Teec Nos Pos with Red Mesa Influence Navajo Rug 1144
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# 1145 is a J. B. Moore Crystal Trading Post rug that includes two large Water Bugs. It is 73″ x 39″, circa 1930.  $1,600

J. B. Moore Crystal Trading Post Navajo Rug 1145
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Featured Weavings

# 1136 is a Transitional Navajo blanket that measures 52″ x 77″.  It is circa 1890.  This very well woven piece is an outstanding very old blanket. $5,400

Transitional Navajo Blanket 1136
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# 1142 is a Red Mesa Navajo rug that measures 76″ x 57″ and is circa 1930. Its wool was hand spun into yarn for an excellent tight weave. $6,300

Red Mesa Navajo Rug 1142
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That’s all for this month have a great March.

Questions, let me know. Give me a call +1-559-259-9482 or reply to this email.

Charley

Featured Moki and Klagetoh Navajo Rugs for Sale Feb 2021

January 31st, 2021

February 2021

2 Featured Navajo Rugs.

Finally.  Rain.

Three rainy days this past week brought an end to 6 months without measureable rain in our valley and the snow in the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the east is being measured in feet not inches!  Snow is a significant source of water for farms and cities throughout California.  You probably think of beaches, movie stars, and the tech industry when you think of California; be sure to think of farming and ranching too, after all, California is the number one agricultural producer in the country.

We recently acquired some outstanding rugs; they’re being cleaned and prepared for your consideration.   Watch for them in the coming months.

Featured Rugs

The featured rugs this month are two very nice Contemporary rugs.

# 1120 Moki Navajo Rug 41″ x 59″ circa 2005 woven by Rena Begay $2,600.

Contemporary Moki Navajo Rug 1120
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# 1125 Klagetoh Navajo Rug 50″ x 72″ circa 1950 very well woven $2,900.

Klagetoh Navajo Rug 1125
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That’s all for this month have a great February.

Questions, let me know. Give me a call +1-559-259-9482.

Charley

* Outstanding Two Grey Hills * Featured Sandpainting * Rare Monument Valley * Happy New Year 2021 *

December 31st, 2020

January 2021

2 Featured Navajo Rugs. 1 New Listing.

A new beginning; 2021. It’s going to keep getting better. 

We are adding on outstanding rug this month.

# 735 is an outstanding Toadlena / Two Grey Hills Navajo rug. Circa 1930. 43″ x 62″. Take a look at this one.

Toadlena Two Grey Hills Navajo Rug 735
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Featured Rugs

# 1131j is an outstanding hard to find large size Nightway Sandpainting weaving with whirling logs, 102″ x 70″, circa 1920.

Nightway Sandpainting Navajo Weaving Whirling Logs 1131J
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# 586 is a rare 100 year old Monument Valley pictorial double saddle blanket circa 1920, 35″ x 62″.

Monument Valley Pictorial Navajo Double Saddle Blanket 586
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This is all for January. Questions, let me know. Give me a call +1-559-259-9482 or reply to this email. 

Be safe and stay healthy.

Wishing you a Happy New Year and all the best in 2021.

Charley

December Featured Navajo Rugs. Sandpainting. Wide Ruins. 2020

November 29th, 2020

December 2020

2 Featured Navajo Rugs. 2 New Listings.

This Holiday decorate with a Native American flare.

Whether for your home, office, or to give, you’ll have a one-of-a-kind original piece of art created by a member of the Navajo Nation.

December Additions

# 1140 Two Grey Hills weaving in the Double Diamond format. An outstanding weaving. Circa 1940. 48″ x 85″. Very tightly woven.

Two Grey Hills Navajo Rug 1140 Featured JPG Image Charley's Navajo Rugs
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# 1138 J. B. Moore Trading Post variant of XIV and XXX from the 1911 catalog. Circa 1910. 44″ x 69″. Well woven. Will go great on your floor.

J.B. Moore 1911 Navajo Rug Catalogue Variant of XIV and XXX 1138 Charley's Navajo Rugs JPG Featured Image
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Featured Rugs

Prices have been reduced on the following rugs through December:

# 1130j Mother Earth Father Sky Sandpainting. Circa 1920. 67″ x 74″. $18000 through December.

Mother Earth Father Sky Sandpainting Navajo Weaving 1130J Image 001 Charley's Navajo Rugs for Sale
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# 1126 Wide Ruins Navajo Rug 40″ x 73″. Circa 1963. $900 through December.

Navajo Mesa Rug 1121
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After the first of the year, we will wholesale the rugs in closeout section.

Interested in any make a reasonable offer.

That is all for this month.

Any questions let me know. Give me a call +1-559-259-9482 or reply to this email. 

Be safe and stay healthy.

Wishing you a happy holiday and a Merry Christmas.

Charley

Sandpainting and Red Mesa November 2020 Featured Navajo Rugs for Sale

October 31st, 2020

November 2020

2 Featured Navajo Rugs.

It’s finally fall in central California and we are enjoying a break from the heat of a long, long summer.

Fall is a popular time to redecorate homes and offices and, in spite of the Coronavirus Pandemic, this year has been no different. Several of our rugs have new homes. We took our own advice and switched out a rug that was hung horizontally behind the couch in our family room for quite some time and replaced it with a Moki rug hung vertically.  It is surprising what a difference changing the direction made; the room feels taller and it looks fresh with that simple change.

We’re glad we made the switch.

Shop early for the holidays.  Our shipping partners tell us they expect an increase is the number of holiday packages and have warned us of longer shipping times and possible delays.

November Additions

Two rugs and one blanket have been added to the collection.

#1143 is a Navajo Germantown blanket circa 18880-1890. At 40″ x 87″, this eye catching blanket has a row of 15 serrated outlined diamonds down the center and similar half diamonds on each side. It is very tightly woven.

Navajo Germantown blanket circa 18880-1890
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#1133 is a Three Gallegos Dancer pattern, circa 1930. It is 39″ x 51″.

The Three Gallegos Dancers Navajo Rug for Sale 1133
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Featured Rugs

Prices have been reduced on the following rugs through November. # 1131j is a very special Nightway Sandpainting circa 1920. This large rug is 102″ x 70″. $9900 through November.

Nightway Sandpainting Navajo Weaving Whirling Logs 1131J
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# 1121 is a Red Mesa rug at 43″ x 72″ and circa 1930. $1000 through November.

Navajo Mesa Rug 1121
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That’s all for this month.

Any questions let me know. Be safe and stay healthy.

Give me a call +1-559-259-9482 or reply to this email.

Charley

Featured Germantown and Revival Navajo Rugs 3 New Listings October 2020

September 30th, 2020

With many people spending more time at home, they are taking time to freshen up and, sometimes, completely redecorate living rooms, dens, and home offices.

The geometric patterns of Navajo weavings can do a lot to add punch to a room; and the colors can totally change a room’s point of view. Neutral browns and creams can be calming while turquoise and red can brighten and bring attention to your décor. There are hundreds to choose from..

October Additions

Two rugs and one blanket have been added to the collection.

#1135 is an extremely well woven Teec Nos Pos style Navajo rug circa 1930. At 47″ x 70″; it is a great 90-year-old rug for the floor or wall.

Teec Nos Pos Navajo Rug
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#1137 is a variation of the 1911 JB Moore Catalogue plate XIV. It is circa 1910 and 41″ x 71″; it is a neat old rug.

JB Moore Navajo Rug
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#1136 is a transitional blanket circa 1890; it is 52 x 77. The colors in this great old blanket are outstanding and it is very well woven.

Transitional Navajo Blanket
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Featured Rugs

# 1072 is an outstanding Germantown Navajo Dress Panel circa 1880 to 1900; it is 30″ x 46″. I will not mind taking it off the wall in my office. $2,500.

Germantown Navajo Dress Panel
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# 998 is a revival Navajo blanket circa 1930 and 57″ x 78″; it is very tightly woven.

Revival Navajo Blanket
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That’s all for this month.

Any questions let me know. Be safe and stay healthy.

Give me a call +1-559-259-9482 or reply to this email.

Charley

September 2020 Featured Navajo Rugs: Teec and Three Turkey

August 31st, 2020

September 2020

2 Featured Navajo Rugs.

Long hot summer in California

Although none of them are closer than 50 miles from Hanford, the recent lightning caused fires throughout California literally surround us. It’s been extremely smoky and the sky is yellow except at sunset when it is deep red like the landscape of the Navajo Nation. Coupled with 100+ temperatures, it’s tough for firefighters and residents. We will get through this. And the pandemic. And the weakened economy. And whatever else comes our way.

Sandpainting Rug Update

The sandpainting rug we recently featured in Native American Arts magazine has been sold. If you had your eye on it, take a look at three other Sandpainting rugs we offer. These rare patterns can add variety to your collection of Navajo weaving styles.

Additions: A Blanket and Two Rugs

#1134 is a great old Red Mesa 3rd phase Chief’s blanket. It’s 65″ x 55″ and circa 1910. Yes. It’s over a hundred years old.

Red Mesa Navajo Rug for Sale 1121
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#1139 is a JB Moore Crystal Trading Post rug. It’s 48″ x 78″ and circa 1910. The large crosses in this pattern are real standouts. It’s of handspun yarn and very well woven.

Transitional Navajo Rug for Sale 1121
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#1142 is another Red Mesa Navajo rug woven in the style of a chief’s blanket. It’s 76″ x 57″ and circa 1930. There is some Germantown yarn in it. But mostly it’s made of handspun yarn.

Transitional Navajo Rug for Sale 1121
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Featured Rugs

#547 is a Teec Nos Pos contemporary rug woven by Master Weaver Lucy Begay in 2013. At 48″ x 72″ it’s a beautiful weaving.  $8000

Germantown Navajo Blanket for Sale 1128
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#406 is a Three Turkey Ruins Burntwater weaving by Master Weaver Helen Bia. She is the sister of Lucy Begay, another noted master weaver. It’s 24 ” x 38″ and circa 1987. $2900

JB Moore Crystal Trading Post Storm Pattern Navajo Rug for Sale
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Any questions let me know. Be safe and stay healthy.

Give me a call +1-559-259-9482 or email.

2020 Exhibit Postponed

August 6th, 2020

Due to the ever changing status of the Coronavirus Pandemic our exhibit at the Kings Art Center has been postponed until fall 2021.

Any questions let me know. Be safe and stay healthy.

Give me a call +1-559-259-9482 or reply to this email.

Charley

August 2020 Featured Navajo Rugs Transitional Rug and More

July 25th, 2020

August 2020

2 Featured Navajo Rugs.

We continue to be optimistic that our exhibit at the Kings Art Center will take place August 22-September 26th. We’ll keep you posted as the date approaches.

In the meantime, here are additions and highlights in the collection.

New to the Collection

# 1118 is a very well woven Navajo Transitional Blanket. It is circa 1890 to 1900 and is 39″ x 56″.

Red Mesa Navajo Rug for Sale 1121
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# 1121 is a Red Mesa rug with a very different pattern. This unique rug is 43″ x 72″ circa 1930.

Transitional Navajo Rug for Sale 1121
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Featured Rugs

# 1128 is a great old Germantown blanket circa 1880 to 1900. It is 52″ x 74″.

Germantown Navajo Blanket for Sale 1128
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# 1047 is a JB Moore Crystal Trading Post Plate XXVIII from the 1911 catalog. It is 45″ x 65″ circa 1910. This is an outstanding Navajo rug suitable for a wall hanging or on the floor.

JB Moore Crystal Trading Post Storm Pattern Navajo Rug for Sale
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Closeouts

Additions reductions have been made in our closeout collection.

Any questions let me know. Be safe and stay healthy.

Give me a call +1-559-259-9482 or reply to this email.

Charley

P. S. Our ad in the August / September issue of Native American Arts magazine features a large Sandpainting style rug representing the Navajo Nightway Ceremony. A rare and very special rug. If you don’t subscribe to the magazine you can click here to access the ads.