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.

July 2020 Featured Navajo Rugs 4 New Listings for Sale

June 30th, 2020

July 2020

2 Featured Navajo Rugs.

Summer is a great time to freshen up home and office décor or add to your collection of Navajo rugs. We have some stellar pieces to consider.

Exhibit

We are optimistic that our exhibit at the Kings Art Center will take place August 22- September 26th. Details will be available soon.

New to the Collection

#1119 is a Moki Navajo blanket circa 1890 and 37″ x 71″. It is very nice quality in shades of purple, blue. black and red.

Moki Navajo Blanket for Sale 1119
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# 1116 features five female Yei with a red background circa 1930. It is 44″ x 33″.

Five Female Yei Navajo Rug for Sale 1116
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# 1114 is an Aniline dyed red, natural, white, black / brown and gray Navajo Eye Dazzler rug. It is 38″ x 76″ and circa 1940.

Eye Dazzler Navajo Rug for Sale 1114
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#1113 is a 21″ x 40″ Navajo dress panel circa 1930.

Navajo Dress Panel Navajo Weaving for Sale 1113
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Featured Rugs

# 1014 is a three column format with red, white, gray and black Maltese Crosses. Circa 1920. It is 47″ x 58″.

25% off for the month of July $2175.

Three Column Navajo Blanket for Sale 1014
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# 629 is a Three Turkey Ruins Burntwater by Helen Bia in green, taupe, black, white, gray and light gold. Circa 2013. It is 39″ x 61″.

25% off for the month of July $3000.

Three Turkey Ruins Burntwater by Helen Bia Navajo Rug for Sale 629
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Any questions? Give me a call or email.
Stay cool. Stay safe.

Charley

Featured Large Red Mesa Navajo Rug Circa 1910 to 1915 June 2020

June 1st, 2020

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As California and Hanford slowly open up after the national shutdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we’re optimistic that our exhibit at the Kings Art Center will take place August 22- September 26th. We’ll keep you posted in the coming months.

Four rugs are added to the collection this month.

# 1128 is a great Germantown blanket well over 120 years old. It is 52″ x 74″.

Germantown Navajo Blanket for Sale 1128
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# 1125 is a Klagetoh rug in a single diamond format. Circa 1950, it is 50″ x 72″ and very well woven.

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# 1127 is a contemporary Moki rug full of great colors. Circa 1960, it is 56″ x 73″.

Moki Third Phase Chiefs Blanket for Sale 1127
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# 1126 is a contemporary Wide Ruins rug. Circa 1950, it is 50″ x 72″ and very tightly woven.

Contemporary Wide Ruins Navajo Rug for Sale 1126
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Featured Rugs

# 1130j is an outstanding Mother Earth Farther Sky Sandpainting circa 1920. At 74″ x 67″ it is quite large. 15% off during June $17,935.

Mother Earth Father Sky Sandpainting Navajo Weaving 1130J Featured Navajo Rug for Sale
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# 1095 is a large Red Mesa rug circa 1910 to 1915. It is 59″ x 106″ and made with handspun yarn. 15% off during June $4,420.

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Reminder: 25% off the list price of closeout rugs ends June 30. Any questions let me know. Wash your hands. Stay well. Stay safe. (559) 259-9482 or reply.

Charley

Featured Navajo Rugs May 2020 Sandpainting and Moki

May 1st, 2020

May 2020

2 Featured Navajo Rugs.

We hope you are doing well and adapting to this ever changing situation.

Like the rest of the country, we are staying close to home and being very cautious about our interactions. Our relatively small rural farming community in central California has had very few Covid 19 cases and we are hopeful that the situation won’t get out of control so that this pandemic will be nothing more than a short chapter in our lives.

In the meantime, we are busy preparing for our upcoming exhibit at the Kings Art Center here in Hanford. At least two dozen weavings representing the various Navajo patterns and colors will be on display from August 21 until September 26. Preparation includes working with the center’s curator to select the pieces and writing informative pieces about the history of Navajo weavings; their use and symbolism.

Keep your eyes open for your personal invitation in early summer.

No rugs were added this month. The featured rugs are two. One especially high quality and rare piece.

Featured Rugs

# 1115 is a large Sandpainting from the Nightway Ceremony circa 1920, 71″ x 67″. It is an outstanding blanket. Discounted to $17900 for the month of May.

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# 1120 is a Contemporary Moki Navajo Rug 41″ x 59″ circa 2005. It is very tightly woven by Rena Begay. Discounted to $2,100 for the month of May.

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All Navajo Rugs Below Are CLOSEOUT

March 30th, 2020

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Featured Navajo Rugs for Sale April 2020

March 29th, 2020

April 2020

3 New Sandpainting Navajo Rugs Listed. 2 Featured Navajo Rugs.

March arrived “like a lamb and may go out like a lion.” The month started pretty dry and we are excited to experience rain every few days since mid-month. Water is highly valued in this agriculture based county in central California and to the more than 40 million people who live in the rest of the state.

Sandpainting Weavings

Long before we ever heard the term Coronavirus, Red Mesa Gallery’s Jeff Voracek and I were working on bringing you three outstanding Sandpainting weavings. These rare and beautiful pieces are exceptional works of art steeped in Navajo spiritual beliefs.

Added to the collection beginning April 1:

# 1129J Sandpainting Mountainway Navajo Weaving. People of the Myth or Mountain Gods. This is, by far, the nicest Sandpainting weaving I have ever offered. It is very large at 107″ X 78″. Circa 1920.

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# 1130J Mother Earth Father Sky Sandpainting Navajo Weaving. The second best Sandpainting I have ever offered. 74″ x 67″. Circa 1920 . Very rare.

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# 1131J The Nightway Sandpainting Navajo Weaving. Whirling Logs dominate this heavy rug. It is 102″ x 70″ Circa 1920.

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April’s featured rugs are discounted through the end of the month.

# 113 is a Revival Banded Chief’s Blanket. Circa 1920 to 1930. 53″ x 71″. This great old Navajo blanket. SOLD.

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# LR1 is a Second Phase Chief’s Blanket. 32″ x 58″. Circa 2005. Helen Kaye is the weaver. Mint condition. $900 during April.

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Outstanding Sandpainting Navajo Rug for Sale March 2020

February 29th, 2020

Phil was right; we are having an early spring, in California at least. Almond trees are full of white flowers and the pink stone fruit trees are not far behind. I don’t know how that groundhog in Pennsylvania does it.

As for me, I’ve been adding to the collections and am offering you some amazing weavings this season.

We added two outstanding blankets. The first is the best Sandpainting Blanket I have ever offered.

# 1115 is a large Sandpainting from the Nightway Ceremony. It is circa 1920 and is 71″ x 67″. With a lot of detail and action, it is a great weaving in a size perfect for a living room or office.

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# 113 is a Chief’s Blanket circa 1920 to 1930. It is 53″ x 71″. It is a really great blanket.

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March’s featured rugs are:

# 1072 is a Germantown Navajo Dress Panel made to be worn at ceremonies and special occasions. It is 30″ x 46″, and circa 1880 to 1900. For the month of March $2500.

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# 1047 is a JB Moore Catalog rug Plate XXVIII. It is 45″ x 65″ and circa 1910. For the month of March $3700.

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We have a selection of blankets and rugs at close out prices. It includes a variety of sizes, patterns, and colorations. Take a look. You might find just the one you’ve been looking for.

That’s all for March.

Amazing Feb 2020 Featured Cow’s Head Pictorial Navajo Rug for Sale Plus More

January 30th, 2020

You are hearing it first.

Thirty-five of our most outstanding rugs, saddle blankets, and weavings will be exhibited at the Kings Art Center in Hanford, California from August 21st until September 26th. This “jewel in the Central Valley” gallery is favored among artists throughout central California. We look forward to seeing you there. In the meantime, you can view our 2010 exhibit under Navajo Weaving Exhibits here..

Featured Rugs for February

#463 is a pictorial landscape that includes a cow’s head; woven with Churro wool it is circa 2012, and 32″ x 62″. $1600 for the month of February.

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#260 is a Contemporary old-style Crystal runner in a Hero Twins motif. Woven by Irvin Phillips with handspun Churro wool, it is 40″ x 96″ and circa 2008. This is a great floor rug. $3200 for the month of February.

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Prices on some of our Contemporary rugs have been reduced. You will find them throughout that collection on our website.

Three Rugs Added to the Collection

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#1120 is a Contemporary Moki weaving circa 2005. It is 41″ x 59″. Rena Begay was the weaver. It is tightly woven in outstanding colors.

 

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#1112 is a Ganado Storm Pattern Variant Circa 1925. It is 54″ x 79″. Made of handspun wool, it is heavy and will make a durable floor rug.

 

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#1110 is a J B Moore Crystal. It is 42″ x 61″ and Circa 1930. It will make a great rug or wall hanging.

 

That’s all the news for February.