Category Navajo Rugs History

ZT1009 Zapotec Navajo Rug Replica

Navajo Rugs

Zapotec Mexican rug – Navajo rug replica, 29″ x 60″, $149

Navajo RugsThis Zapotec rug resembles the classic Wide Ruins Navajo rug pattern and employs traditional Chief blanket colors of red, black, white and gray. The Navajo Chief Blanket design theme is simple; and may include full or partial diamonds or stepped blocks, serrated zigzags and stripes or bands, and an occasional cross or whirling log. Wide Ruins became visible as a regional style during the Revival Period 1920-1940. Weavers in the Wide Ruins area make use of banded, unbordered designs reminiscent of Navajo Indian blankets; and colors were derived from all-vegetal dyes.

In recent years, Zapotec weavers, indigenous to central Mexico, began reproducing simplified versions of Navajo textiles; that can be sold at a much lower price than a t...

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ZT1010 Mexican Zapotec Navajo Rug Replica

Navajo Rugs

Zapotec Mexican rug – Navajo rug replica, 29″ x 61″, $149

Navajo RugsThis Zapotec rug resembles the classic Wide Ruins Navajo rug pattern and employs traditional Chief blanket colors of red, black, white and gray. The Navajo Chief Blanket design theme is simple; and may include full or partial diamonds or stepped blocks, serrated zigzags and stripes or bands, and an occasional cross or whirling log. Wide Ruins became visible as a regional style during the Revival Period 1920-1940. Weavers in the Wide Ruins area make use of banded, unbordered designs reminiscent of Navajo Indian blankets; and colors were derived from all-vegetal dyes.

In recent years, Zapotec weavers, indigenous to central Mexico, began reproducing simplified versions of Navajo textiles; that can be sold at a much lower price than a t...

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ZT1011 Mexican Zapotec Navajo Rug Replica

Navajo Rugs

Zapotec Mexican rug – Navajo rug replica, 30″ x 61″, $149

Navajo RugsThis handwoven Zapotec Mexican rug replicates the classic Yei Navajo rug. The traditional Navajo Yei rug customarily incorporates bright, bold hues. Yei are deity and the figures are tall and slender and bearing ceremonial embellishments. Their postures are upright, faces are outward, and expressions are stiff. Additional designs in a Yei Navajo rug may include intervening cornstalks or arrows.

In recent years, Zapotec weavers, indigenous to central Mexico, began reproducing simplified versions of Navajo textiles; that can be sold at a much lower price than a truly authentic Navajo rug or blanket. Zapotec weavers have their own tradition of rug and blanket manufacture that is even older than the Navajo...

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ZT1012 Mexican Zapotec Navajo Rug Replica

Navajo Rugs

Zapotec Mexican rug – Navajo rug replica, 30″ x 60″, $149

Navajo RugsThis handwoven Zapotec Mexican rug replicates the classic Bird Pictorial Navajo rug. Pictorial Navajo rugs stem from late nineteenth century attempts by Navajo weavers to record the images they saw in the world around them, and the pictorial weaver often records what she sees. These specialty weavings usually have a light colored background with a wide variety of colors, and depict a cornstalk bearing birds.

In recent years, Zapotec weavers, indigenous to central Mexico, began reproducing simplified versions of Navajo textiles; that can be sold at a much lower price than a truly authentic Navajo rug or blanket. Zapotec weavers have their own tradition of rug and blanket manufacture that is even older than the Navajo...

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ZT1013 Mexican Zapotec Navajo Rug Replica

Navajo Rugs

Zapotec Mexican rug – Navajo rug replica, 30″ x 62″, $149

Navajo RugsThis Zapotec rug resembles the classic Wide Ruins Navajo rug. Weavers in the Wide Ruins area make use of banded, unbordered designs reminiscent of Navajo Indian blankets; and colors were derived from all-vegetal dyes. The designs emphasize a range of soft pastel hues, but rather than the customary pale golds, greens and tans; the Wide Ruins weaver uses exquisite pinks, yellows, beiges, lilacs, blues, deep corals, rich grays, olive greens, and multiple shades of tans and browns. Wide Ruins Navajo Indian rugs have a greater number of narrower bands and are typically more intricate in appearance than the Crystal Navajo Indian weavings.

In recent years, Zapotec weavers, indigenous to central Mexico, began reproducing simplified versions...

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ZT1014 Zapotec Navajo Rug Replica

Navajo Rugs

Zapotec Mexican rug – Navajo rug replica, 30″ x 60″, $149

Navajo RugsThis Zapotec rug resembles the classic Wide Ruins Navajo rug. Weavers in the Wide Ruins area make use of banded, unbordered designs reminiscent of Navajo Indian blankets; and colors were derived from all-vegetal dyes. The designs emphasize a range of soft pastel hues, but rather than the customary pale golds, greens and tans; the Wide Ruins weaver uses exquisite pinks, yellows, beiges, lilacs, blues, deep corals, rich grays, olive greens, and multiple shades of tans and browns. A wavy line pattern is sometimes evident, as are rows of arrows, and squash blossoms, a modernized version of the old Navajo Indian blankets serrated diamond pattern...

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ZT1015 Zapotec Navajo Rug Replica

Navajo Rugs

Zapotec Mexican rug – Navajo rug replica, 30″ x 62″, $149

Navajo RugsThis Zapotec rug resembles the classic Wide Ruins Navajo rug. Weavers in the Wide Ruins area make use of banded, unbordered designs reminiscent of Navajo Indian blankets; and colors were derived from all-vegetal dyes. The designs emphasize a range of soft pastel hues, but rather than the customary pale golds, greens and tans; the Wide Ruins weaver uses exquisite pinks, yellows, beiges, lilacs, blues, deep corals, rich grays, olive greens, and multiple shades of tans and browns. A wavy line pattern is sometimes evident, as are rows of arrows, and squash blossoms, a modernized version of the old Navajo Indian blankets serrated diamond pattern...

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ZT1016 Zapotec Navajo Rug Replica

Navajo Rugs

Zapotec Mexican rug – Navajo rug replica, 30″ x 63″, $149

Navajo RugsThis Zapotec rug resembles the classic Wide Ruins Navajo rug. Weavers in the Wide Ruins area make use of banded, unbordered designs reminiscent of Navajo Indian blankets; and colors were derived from all-vegetal dyes. The designs emphasize a range of soft pastel hues, but rather than the customary pale golds, greens and tans; the Wide Ruins weaver uses exquisite pinks, yellows, beiges, lilacs, blues, deep corals, rich grays, olive greens, and multiple shades of tans and browns. A wavy line pattern is sometimes evident, a modernized version of the old Navajo Indian blankets serrated diamond pattern...

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ZT1017 Mexican Zapotec Navajo Rug Replica

Navajo Rugs

Zapotec Mexican rug – Navajo rug replica, 30″ x 62″, $149

Navajo RugsThis Zapotec rug resembles the classic Wide Ruins Navajo rug. Weavers in the Wide Ruins area make use of banded, unbordered designs reminiscent of Navajo Indian blankets; and colors were derived from all-vegetal dyes. The designs emphasize a range of soft pastel hues, but rather than the customary pale golds, greens and tans; the Wide Ruins weaver uses exquisite pinks, yellows, beiges, lilacs, blues, deep corals, rich grays, olive greens, and multiple shades of tans and browns. A wavy line pattern is sometimes evident, as are rows of arrows, and squash blossoms, a modernized version of the old Navajo Indian blankets serrated diamond pattern...

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ZT1018 Mexican Zapotec Navajo Rug Replica

Navajo Rugs

Zapotec Mexican rug – Navajo rug replica, 30″ x 64″, $149

Navajo RugsThis Zapotec rug resembles the classic Wide Ruins Navajo rug. Weavers in the Wide Ruins area make use of banded, unbordered designs reminiscent of Navajo Indian blankets; and colors were derived from all-vegetal dyes. The designs emphasize a range of soft pastel hues, but rather than the customary pale golds, greens and tans; the Wide Ruins weaver uses exquisite pinks, yellows, beiges, lilacs, blues, deep corals, rich grays, olive greens, and multiple shades of tans and browns. A wavy line pattern is sometimes evident, as are rows of arrows, and squash blossoms, a modernized version of the old Navajo Indian blankets serrated diamond pattern...

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