This Vintage Navajo Weaving is an ‘Early Crystal’ design Circa 1900-1910’s. The weaver is unknown due to the date in which it was woven. The weaving measures 48 inches x 84 inches.
History of Crystal Design
The Crystal style of banded rugs features a very specific difference: the “wavy” line, produced by alternating two or three different colors of weft strands. Crystal rugs typically group three bands of wavy lines or a solid color between one or two complex bands. Generally, the complex bands are patterned with squash blossoms, but they may feature other motifs such as arrows, stars, crosses, triangles, bear paws, or diamonds.