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Navajo Rugs: How to Find, Evaluate, Buy, and Care for Themby Don Dedera
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An introduction to collecting and caring for Navajo rugs and woven art
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A luminous guide to the art of Navajo rugs weaving discussions of history and legend with practical advice on how to buy rugs. Dedera outlines the process from raising the wool to weaving, describes the art in terms of Spider Woman legend and Pueblo and Spanish influence, and outlines commercial manufacturing methods as well as the best ways to choose and care for genuine, quality rugs. Includes beautiful color photographs.
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For twenty-one years Navajo Rugs has been the essential text for anyone interested in this fascinating art form. This second revised edition includes up-to-date photographs of all the major rug styles, a concise discussion of the history of the art, an outline of the process of making rugs from raising the wool to weaving it, and frank discussions on how to choose and care for quality rugs.
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