This Navajo rug handwoven in the Southwest United States during the second quarter of the 20th century.
It features a symmetrical design of four hooked concentric rectangles on an ivory ground. Each central rectangle is a lovely golden hue outlined in a vibrant red on an undulating gray ground. The uneven fading of the red makes it appear to glisten. The combination of the latch hooks and the open space with the glistening reds, undulating gray, and gold give the piece a spectacular movement and liveliness.
In very good condition, signs of wear consistent with age. Flatwoven, with an airy handle. Ends finished with canvas straps.