Crystal Trading Post Rug with Whirling Logs - C3756C
The central elongated diamond would normally be the focal point of this rug but the inner border of lines and blocks superimposed on the white background takes command. It is so architectural and reminiscent of something from the mind of Frank Lloyd Wright that one must wonder where the Navajo weaver got the idea for the design. J. B. Moore had departed the trading post in 1911 and this rug dates from circa 1920-1925, so it is not one he published in his catalogs but it could be a take-off from designs in plate VII of his 1903 catalog. If so, the weaver expanded the idea into something very dramatic and of her own creation.