Rare Navajo Chief Blanket (Links to YouTube video)
See a rare Navajo blanket made for the Chief. It is THE MOST valuable item ever
appraised on the Antiques Roadshow, they say. It is a hand-woven Navajo Ute
First Phase wearing blanket representing the very beginnings of Navajo textile
creation. The owner is shocked and thrilled with what he learns about this
blanket that laid on the back of a chair for generations, and it just might be
related to Kit Carson!
Yesterday and Today by Judy Breneman Traditional Navajo weaving was steeped in religion. Children were taught
about how Spider Woman and Spider Man constructed the first loom. The colors in
a Navajo rug all have meaning and the very act of weaving a well balanced design
is a part of the Navajo way of living in balance with natural order.
A Few Loops of
Hooked Rug History by Tracy Jamar, Quilt and Hooked Rug Restorer, since 1979
The technique of pulling a loop of one fiber
through a woven foundation has probably been done since the earliest
manipulations of textiles.
Lady's on the Linen Closet and Care of Linens Excerpts from: Godey's
Lady's Book, the January and February 1872 issues. These ideas from 19th Century experts will bring a smile to your face, with gratitude in
your heart, that these are days gone by. Not all advice from the past is
inapplicable to today. You will find some useful methods for dealing with the
ravages of moths and mildew on your textiles.