Genuine Navajo hand made wool rug by weaver Roshawnda Thomas of Dalton Pass on the Navajo Reservation. Measures 24 inches by 18 inches. Excellent condition!
I purchased this rug at the famous Crownpoint Navajo Rug Auction in Crown point, New Mexico in 2018. The original rug weavers tag is included. I was bidder number 18, which explains the 18 which appears on the tag.
I went to the Crown point Rug Auction on the Navajo reservation while I was traveling and bought a few Navajo rugs. It was great fun and you don't have to worry about "fake" southwest style rugs made in Pakistan or some other country halfway around the world. The Navajo weavers bring the rugs to the auction that very evening - an hour or two before the auction starts - and you can meet some of the weavers if you want. They hold the auction at the Crownpoint Elementary school the second Friday of every month, viewing at 4pm and auction begins at 7pm. The gym is usually filled to capacity and many of the seats in the back are occupied by the sellers. It is a clean, honest auction and most of the money goes directly to the weaver. The long-standing tradition makes it the foremost auction of contemporary Navajo rugs in the country. It is clear that the Crownpoint Rug Auction is a fantastic destination for anyone interested in purchasing beautiful new Navajo rugs at auction.
The rug auction has been cancelled since 2020 due to the Coronavirus.