Navajo Rug Weaving – Traditions Monument Valley

November 19, 2012 by
Filed under: Traditional Rugs 

A closeup look at the Navajo rug weavers. Rug weaving is a long-time cultural tradition and source of trade at Gouldings Trading Post for the People in Monument Valley. Wool sheared from local sheep is spun and woven into traditional patterns for which Navajo rugs are famous. For Monument Valley tours and lodging information, visit Goulding’s Lodge and Trading Post is an ideal central location to explore Monument Valley with comfortable amenities and knowledgable Navajo guides. This “Rug Weaving” video is part of a Navajo Cultural Traditions bonus feature on Finley-Holiday’s “Monument Valley: Navajo Homeland DVD.” Available on location in Monument Valley and from
Video Rating: 4 / 5

More go to: or our store Rotating your rug frequently serves to equalize the effect of sun, traffic, and exposes the rug to more uniform traffic. Use window shades, shutters, or heavy curtains on bright days, to reduce the impact and minimize the risk of sun damage to dyed fabrics used in high end traditional rugs. Quite often faded areas are concealed by normal traffic soiling and will not be apparent until the surface has been cleaned. Gases and fumes (from furnaces, cooking stoves, chimneys and auto exhausts) combine with oxygen and humidity in the atmosphere to form an acid. This acid can bond with the wool fibers in your rug and cause deterioration and discoloration. To reduce the risk and occurrence of contrast and color fading — rotate your rugs from time to time so that all portions of the rug will have equal exposure and any wear or discoloration occurs evenly.
Video Rating: 5 / 5


3 Comments on Navajo Rug Weaving – Traditions Monument Valley

  1. Jessica Matthews on Mon, 19th Nov 2012 8:04 pm

    wow! so intensive, what a craft. just amazing.

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  3. Mslisa051 on Mon, 19th Nov 2012 9:03 pm

    So sad that the young cant learn from the elders. Great skills to continue.

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