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The Rich History Of Navajo Rugs and Weaving

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The Rich History Of Navajo Rugs and Weaving

Navajo rugs are a type of textile that has a rich history and cultural significance in the Navajo Nation, a sovereign Native American territory in the southwestern United States. These rugs are traditionally handwoven by Navajo women using a vertical loom and a variety of natural fibers, such as wool from sheep and goats. The history of Navajo rugs dates back to the 17th century when the Spanish introduced sheep to the region, and Navajo weavers began incorporating wool into their traditional weaving techniques. Over time, Navajo rugs became highly valued as trade items and as expressions of Navajo culture...

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