Navajo Germantown weaving, ca. 1890's. Measures 37" long with fringe, 22"
wide. Beautiful colors including purple, burgundy, green, orange, off-white,
and black fringe. Very finely made. Excellent condition, colors still very good
on both sides.
In the 1800's, the government provided the Navajo with brightly-colored yarns
for their weavings after all their sheep were killed and their lands taken away
from them. Weavings with these colorful yarns eventually became known as
Germantown rugs because of where the yarns originated from Germantown,
Pennsylvania. It also dates these textiles around 1870's to 1890's, because
that is when the yarn was only provided to them. A unique piece of American
Measures 37" long with fringe, 22" wide.
We ship with USPS, insured for the full value of the item.