Transitional Moki Eye Dazzler
This Vintage Navajo Rug is a ‘Transitional Moki Eye Dazzler circa 1890’. The weaver is unknown. This Transitional Rug measures 73 inches x 92inches.
History of Moki Rugs
Easily one of the most well-known styles due to their value to early settlers, Moki weavings began as blankets around Coronado’s expedition in 1540. Originally designed by Spanish weavers and adopted by the Navajo, Zuni, and Hopi. The Moki became as valuable as food, due to their durability and ability to keep you warm on those frigid winter nights.
History of Eye Dazzler Rugs
Elaborate weavings boasting gorgeous jelly bean colors, Eye Dazzlers became one of the very first Navajo weaving styles beyond blankets and serapes. Between the change in hues and tones, geometric patterns, and even wool’s available for weaving, this groundbreaking rug style set the stage for weavings, tapestries and Navajo weaving expansion for more than a century.