78723 Antique Crystal Navajo Rug, 02'06 x 05'05.
Crystal Navajo rugs, originating from the Crystal area of the Navajo Nation in the southwestern United States, are revered for their exceptional craftsmanship, intricate designs, and historical significance within the Navajo weaving tradition. These rugs boast fine weaves, vibrant colors, and complex geometric patterns, often featuring central motifs surrounded by elaborate borders and intricate details. Variations in design range from traditional Navajo motifs like diamonds, arrows, and stars to more abstract or contemporary patterns. Named after their place of origin near Crystal, New Mexico, these rugs hold a special place in the hearts of collectors and enthusiasts due to their artistic quality and cultural heritage. Cherished for their beauty and cultural significance, Crystal Navajo rugs serve as timeless expressions of Navajo weaving tradition and continue to be highly sought after as valuable works of art.
The stage is set with a rich, abrashed warm beige field, highlighting a lozenge lattice composed of alternating cross motifs and stepped diamonds. Small diamonds are adorned in each cross and a feather graces each stepped diamond. A visual feast unfolds, as meticulously outlined patterns in red come alive against the earthy backdrop, revealing a depth and robustness that define the rug's essence. The intricate interplay of delineated shapes and bold earth-tone colors forms an esoteric juxtaposition within the geometric design. Bordered by repeating dark brown arrow motifs against a beige background, this Navajo kilim rug achieves a refined finish. Traditional craftsmanship seamlessly converges with contemporary allure, creating a visual symphony of cultural richness. The bold earthy tones pay homage to the rugged landscapes of the Southwest, infusing any space with a modern vibrancy.
- Rendered in variegated shades of beige, dark brown, black coffee, red, taupe, and black with other accent colors.
- Handwoven wool.
- Made in America.
- Measures: 02'06 x 05'05.
- Date: 1920s. Early 20th Century.