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Ganado Red Rug


Item Number: DR 652
Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
Artist: Unknown
Medium: Wool with natural and aniline dyes
Age: Circa early 1980s
Dimensions: 36” X 62”    weft 40     warp 10



This Ganado rug is in excellent condition and is a perfect example of one of the most popular rug patterns of the 20th Century.

Ganado rugs feature the deep red backgrounds with accents of black, grey, white and brown. They often have black borders, serrated diamond designs in the middle, and “stair step” designs in each corner- these are the design elements from the early Navajo blankets.  The incorporation of rare hook patterns, diagonals, and cloud or stair borders helped to create a high demand for these gorgeous rugs.  Weavers spent a lifetime honing their skills to create something not found anywhere else.

Lorenzo Hubbell, a famous early trader at his post in Ganado, Az. was the creator of the “Ganado Red” Navajo rug style. He loved and encouraged the use of deep rich red dyed wool for the background color.

Condition: Excellent – original condition
Provenance: Acquired from a private collector in Arizona

Additional information

Weight 90 oz