Lot 280

Navajo Banded Chinle Naturally Dyed Rug c. 1930s

Estimate: $450 - $900

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $5
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$25,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000
Featured in this lot is this Navajo banded Chinle, naturally dyed rug, circa 1930's. The rug shows a naturally dyed construction with a traditional banded Chinle design to the rug. This regional Navajo rug style is named for the town of Chinle at the mouth of Canyon de Chelly. The Chinle style was developed by Mary Cabot Wheelwright and Cozy McSparron, a trader at Chinle. They sought to revive weaving using classic period designs with vegetal dyes. The Chinle characteristics are horizontal bands containing Chevrons, Chinle Stars, Squash Blossoms, and Diamonds in muted colors of gold, green, tan, ivory, and pink. The condition rug is fair, really showing the rug’s age with wear to the sides of the rug and some wear to the corners of the rug. The measurements of this rug are 60" x 30".