Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Southwestern Rugs

I am ready to jump ALL over the Southwestern trend. I've started to see whisperings of it in home decor. With our love of ikat and other ethnic/tribal prints, it only makes sense that our attention is turning to beautiful patterns found in Native American design.

So, to get the party started, check out these area rugs that I found and am coveting this week:











Find these rugs, and many more, by clicking here...

What are your thoughts on Southwestern pieces?

 

3 comments:

  1. I love a southwestern rug thrown in to a room in an unexpected way. The first and third ones in your post are creeping on to my wish list

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  2. This one is hard for me because I grew up in New Mexico and have had my fill of Southwestern decor -- done badly. I can try to view it through new eyes though. Your post certainly helps me to do that.

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  3. A Navajo weaving show at the textile museum in Washington DC gave me inspiration to weave my own rug. The Ute style graphic of alternating stripes of indigo blue, natural dark brown and off white was visually powerful and that is the pattern I chose. The piece is about 5' x 7' and I am no less fond of it now that when I put together the loom and got started weaving it 17 years ago.

    The loom was easy, "eye" bolts go down through the floor joists and more of them up through the roof rafters. That is the where the tension is obtained for stretching the warp. I dyed my own wool with indigo and spun each of the different colors myself. I know that sounds like Martha Stewart but that is what I did.

    One of the original Ute style blankets sold for $1,000,000 at Sotheby's. I couldn't afford that!

    Love your post. Ann

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