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Two small native american rugs 9 1/2 inch by 6 1/2 inch.

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Native American Antiques267 of 766Native American small fringed "rug" appx. 17 inch by 20 inch.INDIAN  Royston Turquoise Pendant Necklace, BRACELET MARKED D U E
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Posted 2 years ago

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lambertkh
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These are two small wool "rugs" . I believe they are wool and so finely constructed. I would love to know more exactly where they were constructed and for what reason. They are very small appx. 8 1/2 inches by 6 1/2 inchs. I would really appreciate any information about where they were constructed and the approximate date. thanks very much.

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  1. CanyonRoad, 1 year ago
    These are Mexican Saltillo weavings, made in Mexico for the souvenir market. They come in all sizes, from coaster-size to bedspreads. The brightly colored stripes with a central solid band (often with a diamon-shaped design in the middle) are the definitive Saltillo pattern.

    They are woven on a mechanized floor loom, using cotton warp...which becomes the fringe on the ends (unlike Native American weaving, which is woven on a different type of loom, without fringe on the ends.)

    These are contemporary (within the last 20 years) but Saltillo weaving has been around for hundreds of years.

    Mystery solved.

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