Monday, July 2, 2012

Navajo Indian Rug Weaver

Navajo Rug Weavers
From high in the sheep ranges of the Indian country come these pure wool masterpieces of the Navajo's rug weaving skill.

Kodachrome by Ray Manley


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Traditional Navajo weaving used upright looms with no moving parts. Support poles were traditionally constructed of wood although steel pipe is more common today. The artisan sits on the floor during weaving and wraps the finished portion of fabric underneath the loom as it grows. The average weaver takes anywhere from 2 months to many years to finish a single rug.

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