Navajo

Navajo Ganado Rug c. 1920s, 112" x 70"

Navajo Ganado Rug c. 1920s, 112" x 70"

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  • C. 1920
  • 112'' x 70''
  • $2,850.00
  • T4550
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Details

This rug is in very good condition. The corners are still intact. There is some old restoration along the edges and in the center, which is done very well and blends nicely with the weave. There are very pale areas of light staining, barely noticeable. The warp count is 8, and the weft count is 22, per inch. Acquired from a private collection in Mississippi / Pennsylvania / Arizona. The owner had inherited a collection from his father and grandfather. The grandfather had attended the Carlisle School in Pennsylvania when it had changed to a military school and no longer an Indian boarding school. He also served during World War I and World War II. He came to the southwest due to his asthma and had connections to the Hopi through his Christian church. He moved to Ganado, Arizona in 1931, and his son (the owner’s father) attended the Ganado high school on the reservation for one year. Afterwards, they moved back to Pennsylvania, and the son finished his senior year. The grandfather owned the Troutman department stores in western Pennsylvania, and the trip to Ganado was a year-long break from the business. The father later enjoyed visiting the southwest again and spent a lot of time in the Canyon de Chelly. In the 1980s, the father and mother retired to Tucson, Arizona. His father worked as an administrator in college student Christian work. In 1990, the owner inherited their belongings along with his siblings.