Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Good Rugs at Navajo Summer Hogan

The first Spanish record of Navajo weaving dates to 1706 when the Governor of New Mexico at the time, Don Francisco Cuervo y Valdez wrote of the Navajo, "They make their clothes of wool and cotton, sowing the latter and obtaining the former from the flocks which they raise." The oldest Navajo weavings that can be dated with certainity are from 1805. The image above was taken between 1910 and 1920.

Photo credit: Western History/Genealogy Department, Denver Public Library