Lucy Wilson, Saddle Blanket, Two Faced, Navajo Handwoven, 30 in x 44 in

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Lucy Wilson, Saddle Blanket, Two Faced, Navajo Handwoven, 30 in x 44 in
Lucy Wilson, Saddle Blanket, Two Faced, Navajo Handwoven, 30 in x 44 in
Lucy Wilson, Saddle Blanket, Two Faced, Navajo Handwoven, 30 in x 44 in
AgeCirca 2010's
ArtistWilson, Lucy
Bracelet Gapn/a
Widest Point on Bracelet Bandn/a
General Height30
Setting Typeinvisible
Width44
One of a KindTRUE
Rug Dye TypeAniline Dye (commercial wool)
Rug HandspunNo
Rug MaterialWool
Rug Navajo PatternMulti-Pattern
Rug Patterngeometric-pattern
Rug Size2-footx3-foot
Rug Time PeriodModern (Post 1950)
Rug Warp6
Rug Weft22
SignedSigned
TribeNavajo
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Gallup, NM has been associated with the railroad since its inception in the 1880s. It is named after a paymaster for the railroad, David Gallup, "let's go see Gallup to get our pay". In 1924 Gallup built its train depot that still stands today. That is when Gallup saw an increase in tourism and began spending lots of energy and effort to develop the Native American arts trade. Navajo weavings had already been introduced to the rest of America in the late 1800s and early 1900s by mail order catalogs. Not everyone wanted to spend the money for more expensive hand woven Navajo rugs so the Gallup Throw was introduced. This rug was different, it had a cotton warp and many times was left unfinished with fringes at one edge. Today the Gallup Throw is still be woven. However, it is now done mostly by Navajo women that are older and one day we probably wont see many of these weavings. It is lots of work for a piece of handmade art that doesn't demand a high price tag, and that is why it might not be carried on by the younger generation. We have a large selection of these great rugs and like the early 1920's Gallup we offer you the opportunity to take a little piece of Gallup home with you.
 

Caring for Navajo Textiles

Navajo textiles are items of great beauty and durability. Whether placed on the floor or displayed as wall hangings, Navajo textiles will last indefinitely with proper care.

Regular Care

Use a thin carpet pad with felt top and non-skid back to prevent slippage and cushion the rug from wear. (Durahold Rug Pads are a good example)

Gently vacuum floor rugs with a non-rotating attachment. Vacuum both sides and periodically turn the rugs over to insure even exposure to sunlight and wear. Never use an upright vacuum.

Vacuum wall hangings in the same manner and turn seasonally.

Keep rugs and wall hangings out of direct sunlight. Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet light causes fading and deterioration of wool fibers.

Inspect your rugs on a regular basis for evidence of harmful insects. Contact a professional Navajo rug cleaner if you see moths, carpet beetles or damage. Some websites recommend freezing a rug in a plastic bag to kill moth eggs, but this is not a fool proof method unless you keep the rug in the freezer for the full 30 day moth breeding cycle. To be on the safe side, and to protect your valuable investment, always consult with experts.

Never use mothballs or crystals. The chemicals in these products can damage your rug.

Do not whip, snap or vigorously shake your rug to clean it. These motions may break the foundation threads.

Do not wash your rug. Moisture may make the colors bleed and cause mildew. Immediately blot spills with a dry cloth. Consult with a professional Navajo rug cleaner if there is a permanent stain.

Do not slide dining room chairs or heavy pieces of furniture back and forth across your rug. Eventually you’ll wear holes in the textile.

Wall Display

The current recommended method for hanging a Navajo textile is to use 2” wide, self-adhesive Velcro strips. In order to avoid damage to your wall paint from the Velcro adhesive, first screw a thin wood batten (1/4” shorter than your rug) onto the wall. Then apply a “hook” strip of Velcro to the batten. Gently smooth and press the top edge of your rug into the Velcro strip. While this method is satisfactory and distributes the weight of the rug evenly, with repeated turnings for inspection and vacuuming, the Velcro may eventually cause damage to the rug fibers. A better solution is to hand sew a 2” cotton strip onto the back side of the rug and attach a “loop” Velcro strip to the cotton. Then press the “hook and loop” Velcro strips together. Keep in mind that while this method is better for the rug, it is more time consuming and requires re-sewing the cotton strip to the other side of your rug if you rotate it.

Most important to note is that nails or tacks should never be used to hang a rug as this will damage fibers and cause the rug to sag.

Storage

If your rug requires long term or seasonal storage, here are a few tips to ensure its lasting integrity and beauty.

Store your Navajo rug in a cool, dry place away from moisture, preferably in a cedar chest or closet. Roll the rug from the short end, around an acid free tube, and wrap with acid free paper. Never fold or flatten Navajo rugs or store them in plastic bags. If you are unsure about the cleanliness and condition of your rug before storage, have a professional Navajo rug cleaner inspect your textile.

Shipping

We ship every day Monday through Friday via USPS Priority Mail. Your order will ship within 48 hours Monday through Friday except holidays. Insurance is included on all orders.

Returns Policy

With every purchase we allow for a provisional 30 day inspection period. If for any reason you do not want to keep an item that you have purchased, simply return the item in original condition within 30 days of receipt. You will be refunded the purchase price. Return shipping not included.

We are extremely reasonable, but the inspection offer is provisional--exclusively at our option. This is a service that most companies would only offer to established account customers. Each of our pieces is unique and carefully photographed. If we feel that the returned piece is in any way damaged, or different than the piece that we originally sent, we will return the item to you and no refund will be offered or made.

If you are a regular customer, lets just say, we will be much more generous. Thanks for doing business with Perry Null Trading Co!

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel an order, call us immediately. We can cancel an order at no charge before it is shipped.

Please make sure that you are satisfied with your order before proceeding to checkout. We cannot combine or add to any order once checkout has been completed.