rugs is another name for Native American rugs -- But how
are they made?
Southwestern rugs have been made by the indigenous people
of the southwestern United States for over three hundred years.
These Native American rugs were traditionally produced by
the many families of the region using rug weaving skills handed
down from generation to generation. Southwestern rug imitations
are now made all over the world, although a true Native American
rug, such as a navajo rug, is made by hand, using wool woven
in a tapestry loom.
Weaving a top quality southwestern rug takes many long hours.
The time taken to prepare the yarn often takes longer than
the time to weave the rug itself. In recent times many Native
American rug weavers have switched to using commercially available
yarn to speed this process up.
Southwestern rugs are available in a huge range of sizes,
patterns and designs. Quite often a traditional family emblem
or logo will be used along with a strong emphasis on geometric
patterns and shapes. If you are looking to buy a native american
rug you will find a great selection on line at one of the
many merchants specializing in southwest rugs.
October 20th, 2004
By: Paul Goodwin
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