A Different Kind of Textile

I couldn’t wait to share this fantastic find! It is a gorgeous vintage Navajo rug.

Mr. Wonderful and I were out bumming around and stopped at a moving sale. A sweet elderly man was selling the house he had shared with his art collector wife. He had many lovely paintings, but this caught my eye and my heart. I promised him I would take good care of it.

It measures 54 by 77 inches. He knew his wife bought it more than 30 years ago and it was not new then.

It came with a heavy iron hanger and had these rings attached for hanging.

This border is fascinating!

I’ve been doing some research, but I’m clearly out of my depth here.

All I really know, is that I fell in love with it. The colors, the pattern, the sweet man that sold it to me. He was more concerned that the pieces went to a good home than he was about money.

Have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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13 Responses to A Different Kind of Textile

  1. Joni says:

    What a beautiful rug and even better story. So cool! I would love to replicate that border in a quilt…may have to play around in EQ8 today.

  2. Oh how wonderful that this treasure will remain in good stewardship! Congratulations on your great purchase. I’m sure the man was as thrilled as you were.

  3. Janet O. says:

    Oh, wow! What a treasure!

  4. Sandi says:

    It’s beautiful! Hugs,

  5. The workmanship is amazing, and it’s clearly been well taken care of. I can’t think of a better person than you to take over the care of this piece. I hope you can find some information and background on it.

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  8. Lu says:

    Great find. Beautiful treasure. Sweet memory!

  9. knitnkwilt says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  10. Kathy D. says:

    What a lovely story! You’ll have a great memory of the person you bought it from every time you admire it.

  11. Jessalyn says:

    Reminds me of rugs I have seen on trips to New Mexico.

  12. Beverly Parrish says:

    It’s beautiful. How lucky you were to get such a beautiful piece of native art.

  13. Val W says:

    Let us know when you’ll be on Antiques Roadshow!

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