Navajo Rug Weaver and Loom, New Mexico

This image shows the traditional method for weaving Navajo rugs, a very popular and successful product for the Navajo nation.

Kodachrome Reproduction by Mike Roberts Studios Berkeley 2, Calif.

The description states:


Navajo rugs are worked on in the Navajo Hogan in winter and outside under a tree in the summer. Wool is sheared from the sheep, sorted and washed, carded to make fibers fine in one direction and worked into a cord used for weaving. These rugs are made completely of wool, and famed for their beauty and durability.

–This image likely dates from the 1950s.

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