Evaluating Navajo Blankets and Navajo Rugs
The following eight factors are considered when evaluating the value of a Navajo Blanket or Rug:
Materials: Early blankets are made with the use of multi-ply trade wool yarn. The type of trade yarn influences value. The Navajo also traded for dye and made their own. Some dyes are rarer than others.
Rugs of hand-spun Navajo wool typically use a combination of aniline and natural dyes as well as natural wool tones. The quality of the wool, of the carding, dying, spinning and weaving all affect value.
The quickest way for you to get a handle on evaluating Navajo rugs is to simply contact me. I am always happy to spend time with you on the phone, at the showroom, or through emails. Click the Contact button on the left.