Leonard Sam, Bright Wide Ruins, Navajo Handwoven, 39 1/2" x 62 1/2"
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|Widest Point on Bracelet Band||n/a|
|One of a Kind||TRUE|
|Rug Dye Type||Aniline Dye (commercial wool)|
|Rug Navajo Pattern||Wide Ruins|
|Rug Time Period||Modern (Post 1950)|
Wide Ruins, Arizona had a trading post where vegetal dyes were encouraged in rugs. That, along with the demand for excellence in the weaving has led many collectors to desire these fine rugs. Navajo weaver Leonard Sam wove this large branded rug. It reflects the awesome colors of the Wide Ruins area, enjoy. Before the trains started coming to this part of the world and businesses like the Fred Harvey Company started selling Navajo jewelry to the masses, most people back east didn't know anything of the Navajo. Traders like JB Moore would be one of the first to introduce the art of the Navajo to collectors back east, rugs not silver. He put together a catalog of different weavings that would be sold in large quantities. More Traders would begin to introduce Navajo weavings and even influence certain styles. Today this tradition is carried on by the Trading Posts. We have a large collection of weavings from classic Ganado Reds to Germantown Revivals. Also, old antiques that have the character that goes with age to the new contemporary weavings. Enjoy looking through our online collection, and remember if you don't see what you are looking for we have many more in the Post.