A Navajo Wide Ruins or Chindle Navajo rug with colors of cream, brown, red, yellow, and tan. 70" X 42". 1st half 20th century. Provenance: This rug was given to the consignor's parents in the late 1930's as a wedding present by Navajo Indians on the reservation near the Canyon de Chelly of Arizona. The original owner was a Civil Engineer working for the U. S. Department of the Interior as a land surveyor, laying out trails on the reservation. 1st half 20th century. Condition: Surface grime, minor wear to border, some scattered stains, and some small holes, 1/8 to 1/4" size.
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