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Navajo rugs witness novel applications
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Dec '09
The art of weaving Navajo rugs goes back by nearly 150 years in the United States. Navajo people of the United States produce these rugs and blankets which is an important element of Navajo economy. These fabrics are useful as cloaks, dresses, saddle blankets and similar purposes.

In modern times, communication between Navajo reservation areas has increased. There are also remarkable changes in the weaving style which are differentiated from region to region. To bring uniformity in weaving rugs, new trends are set.

Navajo wool is now being sent to a commercial plant to be processed into wool and then returned to the weavers. The weavers dye these rugs with natural plant or vegetable dyes. Now a days, most of the Navajo rugs are with fine weave and lighter weave, which can be hung as tapestries on the wall.

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