Lot 460

Navajo Stepped Banded Chinle Rug c. 1950's

Estimate: $300 - $600

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 stepped banded Chinle rug circa 1950's. The rug features a beautifully crafted Chile design with dark brown stepped decoration of the bands of light brown and all shown on a field of cream. 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 condition of this rug is fair to good with some wear to the edges of the rug with two small holes in the weaving due to age and use but otherwise in fair to good overall condition; there is also only two present tassels with some wear and the other two missing. The measurements of this rug are 62" x 35". This is a large rug with thickly woven construction.