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1940s Large JB Moore Navajo Crystal Rug Blog

1940s Large JB Moore Navajo Crystal Rug Blog

This Is A 1940s Large JB Moore Navajo Crystal Rug Blog. This Wonderful Handspun Native Wool Rug Has It All. It has wonderful spirit lines on two sides of the edge, lots of lazy lines and three colors of natural wool. These are mixed with the beloved red analine dye that has worn down into varying shades. This rug has been well cared for. There is very little bleeding except at the long hand spun beige tassels. nThere is minor bleeding in one spot to the beige background. The rug is very symmetrical and clean.

One side has slight fading though both sides are quite good. There are no holes but there are a few native warp repairs. Part of the long side cord has been repaired in the past as can be seen in accompanying images The design shows trader J.B. Moore’s influence from Crystal Trading Post. This is in New Mexico’s Chuska Mountains on designs with Navajo weavers. The rug is 6’3″ x 4’2″