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Rugs and Posts: The Story of Navajo Weaving and the Role of the Indian Trader

Rugs and Posts: The Story of Navajo Weaving and the Role of the Indian Trader

H.L. James

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Schiffer Publishing is pleased to bring out this entirely new edition of H.L. James’ classic study of the Navajo rug and the trading posts associated with each unique style. New information and an entirely different design help explain and display the beauty and craft of the Navajo Indians. Illustrated with 106 color images, many black-and-white photographs and drawings, and up-to-date price information, Post and Rugs traces the history of the Navajo rug and the impact the trading posts have had on its regionalization. There is also much background material on the Navajo people and their art. Here are design drawings showing elements characteristic of different weaving centers, superb color photographs of rugs typical of these centers, and detailed maps to the areas. Exquisite line drawings accompany the text showing all the steps in rug weaving, from the sheep to the finished rug. Also there is helpful advice on buying Navajo rugs and caring for them.

Size: 9″ x 12″ | 120 | 120 pp
ISBN13: 9780764322082 | Binding: soft cover


H.L. James is a native of New Mexico. He began collecting rugs in 1960, recognizing their significance as works of art. Thanks to his other interest, photography, we have this important and interesting work.