Gallup Throws, Miniatures, and Samplers
Gallup Throws are small vintage Navajo weavings, made during the first decades of the 20th century by Navajo weavers located near railroad stops and tourist centers. These weavings were too small to be used as rugs, instead intended as tabletop mats or wall hangings. These tiny Navajo weavings were typically made with commercially dyed and spun yarns and delighted tourists due to their reasonable price and the ease of transporting them back home in luggage. Small pictorial and geometric Navajo weavings are still common tourist souvenirs to this day.