Navajo Rug Weaver Carding Wool, Arizona

This image shows a typical Navajo rug weaver at her loom, using a carding tool to work the wool.

Kodachrome Reproduction by Mike Roberts Studios Berkeley 2, Calif.

The description states:


The artistic and intricate designs of the Navajo blanket are original work of native weavers, using home-grown wool that is raised, processed and dyed by Navajo Indians in Northern Arizona.

— A substantially complete work can be seen on the loom, and another is being used as a rug for the weaver.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.

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