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    Posted 2 years ago

    Nelly
    (3 items)

    My aunt gave me this rug. We are native but I have no idea where this came from. I assume it was at a pow wow but I’m not sure

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    1. CanyonRoad, 2 years ago
      It probably came from Mexico.

      It's not Native American, since the Navajo are the only U.S. tribe that weaves rugs, and they use a unique type of loom and weaving technique that identifies their weavings. They use an upright Navajo loom with a continuous warp, which results in a textile with four selvage sides, rather than fringe on the ends.

      A rug woven with fringe on both ends is woven on a different type of loom, so can not possibly be Navajo or Native American.

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