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Red Mesa Navajo Outline Rug - C3882B

Category: Other Art Objects | Posted by Adobe Gallery Team Member | Fri, Mar 10th 2017, 12:20pm

Navajo Indian Rug C3882BIt is not uncommon for dealers and traders to be asked if a certain design on pottery or textiles has a meaning.  Often, the answer is one of restraint as it is probable that designs were given meaning by early traders to add mysticism and intrigue, and those designs may or may not have had any meaning to the artisan.  It is quite likely that some designs do have meaning but, if so, those meanings remain as secrets to the members of the tribe as they are not indiscriminately divulged to those outside the tribe.


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