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How to Hang a Navajo Weaving/Rug

  1. The rugs/blankets are built on a really strong warp (frame) string. Multiple push pins along the top of multiple warps will safely carry the weight of the weaving. Heavier rugs or pound blankets should have many supporting pins. 
  2. A Velcro strip properly hand-sewn to the rug supporting multiple warps is also okay as long as it is hand-sewn. Never machine sew as the machine sew tears rugs with thread tension. 

**** Important: Please read the note below before you proceed to hang a Navajo rug

Note: Never use carpet tack strip. If you view the hung edge under a microscope after the rug/blanket is taken down, you will see it has started to cut the wool.  You will also see damage that the razor blade edges on the carpet strip will to rugs/blankets and you will never want to do it again. 

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Circa 1915 Mother Earth Father Sky Navajo Sandpainting Rug BEW1102

navajo rug; sandpainting; native american; indian

Size: 74″ X 68″

Description & Condition: Navajo circa 1915. This rug is similar to a Sandpainting rug on page 148 of the book, “Navajo Weavings With Ceremonial Themes”.  That rug is based on the Father of Sky and Mother of Earth sandpainting from the Shooting Way chant.

This rug is in excellent or close to new condition. The wool is very early and has the same fell as a blanket.

BEW #1102