Indiana Watson's Indian Weaving
Please email us for pricing of our Navajo Angora blankets and Churro rugs. We're happy to provide more photos and a detailed description if requested. We may also have more rugs and blankets for sale that are not shown on the Sales page.
CHURRO NAVAJO RUGS
Our Navajo rugs are woven with 100% Churro Navajo sheep, single ply wool yarn. These pieces are chronologically numbered in sequence with a “Cortez Collection” designation, such as “CC-250” (meaning the 250th rug we’ve had woven). The single ply mill spun weft yarn used to weave our rugs is Navajo Churro sheep wool. Inquire for pricing and detailed information for each rug.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THESE TEXTILES AND OTHERS NOT SHOWN, PLEASE CONTACT US BY TELEPHONE AT 970-564-1544 OR BY EMAIL AT: firstname.lastname@example.org
click on an image to see a larger image and a slide show
MOHAIR AND WOOL NAVAJO BLANKETS
Our Mohair Collection (AC-number, same sequential chronology as our Churro
rugs) is the designation for our Navajo textiles woven with single-ply,
70% mohair (Angora goat) / 30% wool yarn. These are our very special
and unique Navajo blankets, suitable for wearing, display (on mannequins
and walls), and for covering furniture such as beds and sofas. They
may also be used with care as rugs. We shave them after they are
woven to remove fuzz. Shaving enhances the sheen and luster, and
clarifies and defines design. Our Navajo Angora blankets replicate
Classic and Late Classic Navajo weaving (pre-Civil War through the
ANGORA BLANKET ON LOAN TO THE AMERICAN TEXTILE HISTORY MUSEUM
We have loaned one of our Angora First Phase chief’s blanket to the American Textile History Museum, Lowell, MA. The museum requested the loan to exhibit this Navajo blanket at their Grand Opening Exhibition, June 2009 through June, 2010. The museum displayed it as a replica faithful to the earliest Navajo chief’s blankets. It remains on continuing loan and display. Our loan of it was extended following the close of the Grand Opening Exhibition. It is displayed in a showcase.
| ||Entrance: National Textile History Museum's Grand Opening Exhibition || |
| ||Exhibition Showcase with our Navajo First Phase Chief's Blanket |
| || |
| ||Navajo weaver Lily Lee's Angora First Phase Chief's Blanket || |
| ||Navajo weaver Lily Lee holding her First Phase Chief's Blanket |
| ||The Museum display label for our First Phase Chief's Blanket |
CUSTOM WEAVING: NAVAJO CHURRO RUGS AND ANGORA BLANKETS WOVEN TO CLIENT SPECIFICATIONS
We have received requests from clients over the years for a rug or Angora blanket woven to their specifications, including size, fiber, design, dyes and colors. Some of those custom woven pieces are displayed here. Please inquire about our weaving your custom Navajo rugs and blankets. We have woven many replicas of the light blue indigo Angora blanket shown, designed by the Japanese textile designer Hiroki, for example. These blankets replicate the ancient ethnographic blankets woven by the Japanese Native Peoples – the Ainu, the same concept for weaving our replica Navajo blankets.
HOME | DESIGN & WEAVING | RESTORATION | VITAE | PUBLICATION | ARTICLES
Out There The Navajos
© Copyright 2011 by Indiana Watson's Indian Weaving. All rights reserved.