August 8, 2016

  Have you ever looked at a larger old Navajo rug and wondered, what are those white dots going across the weaving from side to side?  Some may think it is a damaged area or weaver mistake and remove them.

   These are weavers sew lines.  As far as i know along with "Lazy Lines" (to be discussed at a later time) were very important.  Say a weaver lived in a hogan and was able to fit maybe an eight foot wide loom into her hogan but was not able to fit one that was maybe ten foot high.  This technique would have bee...

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