Lot 359

Navajo Crystal Eye Dazzler Hand Woven Rug c. 1940s

Estimate: $350 - $700

Bid Increments

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$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 crystal eye dazzler hand woven rug c. 1940's. This rug shows a beautiful design of traditional eye dazzler decoration with a black border and eye dazzler design with coloration of light brown, off white, brown and black. Originally, the Old Crystal trading post was established in 1894 in a remote part of the Navajo Reservation, southwest of Two Grey Hills and northwest of Gallup. In 1896, J.B. Moore purchased an interest in the trading post and re-named it Crystal after a pure sparkling mountain spring that was in the area. Due to the remoteness of the Trading Post, he started using a mail order catalog to sell his rugs to the Eastern market. The first catalog came out in 1903, with another in 1911. He left the reservation in 1911. During his stay at Crystal, he greatly influenced the change in styles of Navajo rugs produced at the Crystal Trading Post. The condition of this rug is good with no obvious signs of damage and in good overall condition. The measurements of this rug are 48 1/2" x 34".