March in Montana Auction
Live Auction

March in Montana 2024 Session II

Sat, Mar 16, 2024 01:00PM EDT
Lot 512

Early Red Mesa Navajo Rug, 10'9" x 5'3"

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
Navajo Rug 10'9" x 5'3" early Red Mesa rug featuring two rows of concentric diamond water bug motifs. These motifs are evenly laid out on a finely hand-carded light grey-tan field. The border is a meandering design done in old gold green and ivory white on a variegated black background. Woven from very finely handspun Native long-staple Churro sheep wool. Hand-carded and hand-dyed by the weaver. Just professionally cleaned. Circa 1915. $8,000-12,000 Provenance: Ranchfolks Navajo Rugs.


A/b sides. Side B is yellowed throughout, more so on one end. Side A shows the same yellowing only near one corner. Remnants of corner tassels visible. Five small stains visible on Side A, isolated to its own side. Side B shows quarter sized stain on one end, isolated to its own side. Side B also has three additional dime sized stains toward opposite end, isolated to its own side.