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J. B. Moore Plate II Variant Crystal Trading Post Navajo Rug

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Weaver Unknown
  • Category: Navajo Textiles and Blankets
  • Origin: Diné - Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Native Wool
  • Size: 7 feet 10-1/2 inches x 5 Feet 4-1/2 inches
  • Item # 24162
  • Price: $15,000.00

J. B. Moore, Trader at Crystal Trading Post in New Mexico from 1900 to 1911 is now famous for introducing to the weavers new patterns of textiles he felt would be saleable to Easterners for use as rugs. His early examples, published in a 1903 catalog, were more similar to classic Navajo textiles and those published in a 1911 catalog were more similar to Persian rugs.

 

It was his intent to have weavers make rugs that looked familiar to Easterners. They were then using Persian carpets, so his patterns were made to be similar. His idea worked and established a market for the Navajo women’s work. Almost 100 years later, some of these rugs are still in use. This one is an example of the durability of Moore’s product and the beauty of his designs.

 

Condition: this J. B. Moore Plate II Variant Crystal Trading Post Navajo Rug is in excellent condition.

 

Recommended Reading:  J. B. Moore: Navajo Rug Catalogue by Alexander E. Anthony, Jr.

Weaver Unknown
  • Category: Navajo Textiles and Blankets
  • Origin: Diné - Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Native Wool
  • Size: 7 feet 10-1/2 inches x 5 Feet 4-1/2 inches
  • Item # 24162
  • Price: $15,000.00

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