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Antique Navajo Moki Serape Rug

Size: 74" L51" W
SKU: 900105579
Available

A1643

$48,000.00

Description

Navajo hand woven classic moki serape. Although Navajo's did not originally know how to weave and were taught by their predecessors the Pueblo tribes. Serapes were woven tight and dense in texture so that it would hold water and was highly prized for protection against the rain. This particular rug is woven with bayeta, lac and cochineal. Lac is a deep red colorant used in India and China for hundreds of years and was used in Navajo weavings prior to 1865.

Condition: Excellent, pristine condition.

Circa: 1860-1865

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