Antique Native American Rugs and Blankets
In many ways, the story of antique Native American rugs (sometimes referred to as American Indian rugs) began with traditional Navajo blankets. Weaving among Native Americans first began with the Pueblo people more than 1,000 years ago. Between approximately 1050 and 1300, they produced a wide array of blankets using vertical looms. Cotton was the material of choice, but in the 1500s, the Spanish brought churro sheep to America and forced the...