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Navajo Rugs: The Essential Guide

An introduction to collecting and caring for Navajo rugs and woven art

Paperback: 136 pages

Publisher: Cooper Square Publishing Llc; 3rd Revised ed. edition (April 25, 1999)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0873586352

ISBN-13: 978-0873586351

Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.4 x 9.6 inches

Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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This is an excellent source on how to find, evaluate, buy and care for Navajo Rugs, especially for the new collector. Insight and information on the history, weaving & weaves, tools used and the major periods of design are all outlined in this book along with beautiful color photos. Navajo Rugs is the essential text for anyone interested in this artform.

Excellent Book on Navajo Rugs. Great for the collector, giving some history and what to look for, as well as for the Navajo Rug Weaver. Good, basic information to help you make sure you're buying a genuine rug woven in the Navajo way. I enjoy reading about the history as I do weave Navajo Rugs and find everything I can read of interest. This is not a how to weave a Navajo Rug Book. There are many other weaving books out there on How to Weave Navajo Rugs. The Navajo Rug Collector/Historian would enjoy adding this book to their library.

This is a must have book if you are interested in collecting and purchasing Navajo rugs as well as learning about the history of these items. Easy to read and full of essential facts. I plan to order 2 more copies for friends who are very interested in the Navajo weavings.

This book is a direct to the point, easy to understand guide on Navajo rugs. Works like a practical handbook, and a must own for connoisseurs and enthusiasts of Navajo rugs.

I was given this book by a friend who thought I should know the story behind Navajo rugs. I enjoyed reading the book and particularly enjoyed seeing full color photos of various patterns such as Wide Ruin. I'm not sure that a collector of Navajo rugs would be satisfied with this book, but then it doesn't seem meant for a collector, but rather for a general audience.

I have recently started to purchase different types of Native American rugs and blankets. This guide has been a tremendous help in identifing Navajo rugs.

Want to learn about different kinds of patterns and a bit of history about the patterns? This book is a great introduction to the history of Navajo rugs, changes in styles, how styles follow the market, how traders influenced design, and a bit of history of some of the weavers, and how area can influence design and weave type. Its a great beginners book.

Small but complete. If you need a good resource for basic knowledge or for quick identification this is a good book. It's size makes it easy to travel and carry. This book also covers care and cleaning of the rugs including how to display and protect the fibers, colors and value of the rug. Pictures are clear and can be used to identify patterns and weaving styles.

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