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    Posted 4 months ago

    JoeyC
    (114 items)

    Here's an attractive rug I bought about 6 years ago at an estate sale. Never did anything with it other that decoratively draped it over a chair; pretty & bright. Can anyone tell me who made it/where, how old it likely is, etc? I'd like to know more about it. It's about 6' X 46". THANKS.

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    Comments

    1. Congcu, 4 months ago
      Looks like a Chimayo from New Mexico. Nice find.
    2. JoeyC, 4 months ago
      Thanks for the comment! :-)
    3. CanyonRoad, 4 months ago
      First of all, it's not Native American. Nor is it Chimayo (which also isn't Native American, but Hispanic, from New Mexico, named for the Hispanic village northeast of Santa Fe, where it's made.)

      This is woven with fringe on both ends, which eliminates the possibility of it being Native American.

      Both Mexican and Chimayo rugs are woven on floor looms, which results in a rug with fringe on both ends. (For that matter, so do all the other flat woven rugs in the world, other than Navajo Native American...which are woven with a unique type of loom and weaving technique.)

      A Chimayo rug will have a wool warp, Mexican will generally have cotton warp. The design of this particular rug, including the white border around the central pattern with the small motifs within it, however, is a variation of a Mexican Texcoco design, named for the region in central Mexico where it originated. While the central designs may resemble those sometimes found on Chimayo textiles, such a Chimayo rug would generally have stripes on both ends , and never the white Texcoco design pattern.

      It dates to mid-20th century, or newer.
    4. JoeyC, 4 months ago
      Thanks! Great explanation, really appreciate it.
    5. JoeyC, 4 months ago
      Special Message To Canyon Road:
      Thanks again for your comments on my rug yesterday. SO helpful! I have a favor to ask, wondering if you'd look at two "mystery unsolved" CLAY POTTERY items I posted on CW a good while ago. Don't know if they're new/old, authentic something/fake, decorative etc sure would love to find out! I edited the listings and made the headings as follows so hopefully you can easily look them up:
      HELP WITH IDENTIFICATION #1 Turtle Vase Pottery
      HELP WITH IDENTIFICATION #2 Clay Jug With Incised Bird
      If you're able to take a look, thank you in advance; if you're too busy or don't wish to, that's OK I'll understand!
      Joey

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