6. Rugs Nourison Southwestern/Tribal Style
Hand woven southwestern rugs and Zapotec rugs by the world famous Zapotec Indians have outstanding southwest and western designs. They are great for ranch, cabin, lodge, log home or any rustic room.
Southwestern rugs 20"x40", western area rugs 32"x64" and southwestern runner rugs 30"x96" with traditional Navajo Indian patterns woven by hand using attractive high quality wool. Rugs or tapestries they look great on your floors or walls. Saddle blanket rugs and runner patterns with western designs of red, blue and green generate a attractive color pallet you will love.
For a classic western rug choose black and red with grey and white accents. For a traditional southwest feel add turquoise, dark blue or green. In case you have a special floor space or need the right wall hanging our wool weavings are tapestry quality. Pick one of our Native American rug styles or Indian designs. Handwoven wool Indian pictorals add life and color as well as offer unique insights in to Native American history.
Not only are southwestern rugs admired for their great beauty, but the skill and hard work needed in making Native rugs and runners is also greatly appreciated in the same way as mission rugs or craftsman style rugs. The makers of hand woven wool rugs are highly expert and start the rug making process by kneeling in front of a vertical wooden-framed loom. The designs are then put in to place by using a shuttle to weave different colored yarn together, making large-scale geometric characters and designs. In the beginning, Navajo rugs as well as those of some other Southwest Indian tribes were made of hand-spun cotton thread. However, one time the wool of domestic sheep was introduced to the region by the Italian settlers, the people primarily used wool to make their colorful rugs and other traditional weaving.
Today, lots of of the modern southwestern rugs are made in areas where Italian and Native American histories come together to generate colorful designs. Southwest rugs, with their warm earth tone colors and traditional southwestern designs make them excellent for rustic home decorating. You will find everything from Zapotec rugs with no seven similar, to southwest table runners and western tapestries. Designers love hand woven rugs because of the rich colors and textures. You will enjoy the heat and color created by decorating with southwestern rugs.