Lot 69

Navajo Mohair Klagetoh Trading Post Rug c. 1930's

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

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 mohair Klagetoh Trading Post rug circa 1930's. The Klagetoh style was established by Lorenzo Hubbell late in 1800, along with the contrasting Ganado Style. The rug features two central medallions with stepped design in a semi diamond shape and features coloration of brownish yellow field with geometric patterns that includes green, light brown, yellow and greasy yellow coloration. The border of the rug shows a olive green and shows geometric patterns of light grey just shy of the border. The thread count is extremely tightly woven from a soft example of mohair construction. Mohair is soft wool that comes from the hair of the Angora goat. Some call mohair the “diamond fiber,” as the wool is characterized by a distinct luster and sheen. When blended with other textiles, like alpaca or merino, mohair lends that luster to the fibers. The condition of this rug is good with only one of the corners missing its tassel but otherwise in good overall condition. The measurements of this rug is 66" x 46".