<p>Navajo runner rugs are rare, unusually shaped weavings, characterized by having a length three or four times the width. Antique Navajo runners were likely commission pieces, where a buyer with specific dimensions in mind would ask a trading post proprietor to have a rug made. The traders would usually give such requests to their best weavers, so vintage Navajo runners are often beautifully made. These rugs are uncommon and hard to find - and, as such, are very popular with collectors.</p>
Learn about authentic Navajo runners with Medicine Man Gallery owner, Dr. J. Mark Sublette.
Learn about Navajo runner rugs with Dr. J. Mark Sublette
This video will discuss what an authentic Navajo runner is, provide brief history of these weavings, and discuss rarity.
Learn about Navajo Teec Nos Pos rugs and why they are collectible
Many antique Navajo runners were made in the region of the Teec Nos Pos trading post. Learn more about these weavings with Dr. J. Mark Sublette, who discusses the history, design and color, and other characteristics of Navajo Teec Nos Pos rugs.
Medicine Man Gallery in Tucson, Arizona, has a large collection of antique and contemporary Navajo runner rugs. All weavings at Medicine Man Gallery have been authenticated by Dr. J. Mark Sublette, a leading authority on Navajo rugs and blankets.
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