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Area Rugs: Southwestern Rugs

Southwestern rugs are a tradition style of rug that has been produced by Native Americans for more than three hundred years. These days, Southwest rugs are made all over the world but many indigenous families continue to produce these rugs in the traditional way.

When the production of these rugs began, all weavers would have created the textiles by hand. Today this method continues to be the preferred choice, although increased demand has led some manufacturers to use other, much speedier production methods.

Southwestern rugs come in a multitude of sizes, with an enormous range of patterns and designs some of which use traditional family logos and emblems. The designs tend to be highly intricate with a great emphasis on geometric lines and shapes.

If you are looking to buy a Native American rug or carpet you can either buy online or in store. There are lots of trading posts in operation in the area, many of which are supported by the US government. If your requirements are very specific, it is possible to commission your very own pattern directly with a weaver. Many examples of this traditional textile can be found at museums as well as in art galleries where it may be possible to negotiate a good price.



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