Vintage Navajo Klagetoh Rug - Beautiful Geometric center X motifs. Circa 1940's
The one thing I really love about rugs and wall hangings is how much warmth and texture that they bring into your home. We have a bunch of them throughout our home and they really give each space its own character. One thing that is so beautiful about this Navajo rug in particular is that it has such a bold design with the interlocking stepped X motif. It makes for a striking large size wall hanging or entry way rug.
Colors shown are deep cochineal reds, black and natural white un-dyed wool.
¤ History By the 1940's Navajo rugs could be found in many placed throughout the USA, with many of them having their origins traced back to trading posts along the railroad routes through the four corners areas. You could find them in homes, on the walls and floors of hotels and parlors and as keepsakes as valuable family heirlooms.
The rug features two center star designs as well as four crosses in each corner. These design motifs had their origins as inspiration from J. Lorenzo Hubbell who founded the Hubbell trading post in 1878 (now a national historic site and park today) In the late 1800's he brought a series of paintings by E.A Burbank to use as inspiration for the Navajo craftsman and weavers in the Ganado and Klagetoh regions. The design shown here is a hybrid of the storm pattern design and the double diamond. These designs are strikingly bold and involve the use of three primary colors: red, black, and white.
▲ Measurements exact dimensions 72" x 41.5"
ø Origins Navajo weaving c. 1940 - Klagetoh Region
• Condition Beautiful condition for its age. No major holes or tears. There is some bleeding from the red onto the white portions of the rug. One side of the rug has more saturated colors, this was most likely the side that was face down most of this rugs life. The other side has slightly more faded colors and is the side pictured in most of the images as we prefer how the age and fade looked. If you look at the last two images, we have photographed each side of the rug.