Lot 192

Navajo Crystal Eye Dazzler Trading Post Rug c.1950

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

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Featured in this lot is this Navajo crystal eye dazzler trading post rug circa 1950's. 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 and another came out in 1911. He left the reservation in 1911. During his stay at Crystal, he greatly influenced the change in styles of Navajo rugs being produced at the Crystal Trading Post. The rug features a beautiful traditional Crystal Eye Dazzler Trading Post design with coloration of black, grey, off white, light brown, and brown colors to the decoration of the rug. The rug shows tassels on all four corners of the rug. The thread count is 9 x 19 with a total thread count per square inch as 171. The condition of this rug is good with no obvious signs of damage and in good overall condition. The measurements of this rug are 87" x 51".