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Native American small fringed "rug" appx. 17 inch by 20 inch.

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Rugs and Textiles222 of 422Antique laceTwo small native american rugs 9 1/2 inch by 6 1/2 inch.
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Posted 2 years ago

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lambertkh
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Small wool fringed native american "rug" with knotted cotton fringe. The colors are so vibrant and beautiful. I think it is Native American perhaps from Mexico? It is small and measures appx. 16 1/2 inchs. by 20 inches excluding the fringe. The fringe is I think cotton and is knotted at the ends. I would love to know appx. when it was constructed and by who, why such a small rug would be produced, and it's appx. age. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks much.

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  1. junkcollector junkcollector, 2 years ago
    These 3 items remind me of the mini Mexican blankets sold at shops/flea markets here in southern Texas as decoration/mousepads (the smallest ones). Trying to find the exact artist of one of the pieces around here would be quite a challenge. Wish I could help more.
  2. CanyonRoad, 2 years ago
    It's a Mexican Saltlillo, made for the souvenir trade. Cannot be sold as "Native American" under the terms of the federal Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990, which limits the use of "Indian" and "Native American" to refer to items made by enrolled members of U.S. tribes.

    These are made on mechanized floor looms, and therefore are not the work of a particular weaver. It is contemporary, probably not more than 10 years old. Older Saltillos had a different way of knotting the fringe, with a more net-like look.
  3. lambertkh lambertkh, 2 years ago
    Thanks very for your knowledge. I do appreciate it.
    Best
    Lambert

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