Title: Rugs for Trade or Cash
Source(s): Wide Ruins
Sallie R. Wagner (Author)
Sallie Wagner writes of her days running a trading post with her husband on the Navajo reservation in the 1930s and 1940s.
When my husband and I bought the trading post, the Navajos in the area were making very poor rugs, the kind that were sold from knocked-together stands along Highway 66. The wool was not well cleaned or well spun. The bordered designs were the kind t...