March in Montana Auction
Live Auction

March in Montana 2024 Session I

Fri, Mar 15, 2024 01:00PM EDT
Lot 335

J.B. Moore Navajo Rug, 7' x 4'7"

Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000

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 7' x 4'7". A very nice example of the J.B. Moore Catalog Plate XXVI (26) weaving. The striking red field boasts nearly all the elements of Plate 26, however the weaver here included four thunderbirds instead of the two song birds in the original design. One of the more difficult Moore Plate weavings to find and thus very collectible. Woven with all Native hand-carded, handspun and hand-dyed long-staple Churro sheep wool on a wool warp. Circa 1915. $6,000-9,000 Provenance: Ranchfolks Navajo Rugs.


Very slight a/b sides. One side slightly faded. All corner tassels intact. Some minor snags visible to selvage and throughout. Some thin areas visible throughout, possibly mothing.