Included in this lot is an authentic Navajo Native American Indian rug, woven in the banded Chinle pattern and dating to circa 1950. The Chinle pattern originates from 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, off-white, and pink. This rug in particular shows a nice, tight hand woven weave and beautiful coloring of black, red, and pink in all natural spun 100% wool with natural aniline dyes. Overall, the rug is in very good condition. This rug measures 54 1/2" by 27 1/2".