This design was inspired by an old rug we had from the early 1930's purchased on the Navajo Reservation. These rugs are handwoven using a 100% wool weft and a 100% cotton warp. The weft is everything you see and feel on the rug except the fringe. The warp is the skeleton of the rug. We use cotton on the warp to guard against possible moth damage. Many of our rugs are designed in our locations in New Mexico and Arizona, with the actual weaving being done in skilled adult weaver's homes in India
This Navajo design originated at the Old Crystal Trading Post, in Crystal, New Mexico. It was a design common in the early to mid 1900's and had many variations and color ways. The rug being sold here is a replica and is not Navajo made.