Southwest Rugs

Written by Kathleen Gagne
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Looking for Authentic Southwest Rugs?

If you want the real thing in Southwest rugs, the Internet is a great place to shop. Hundreds of vendors offer handmade Native American rugs of incredible beauty and style, and you can buy them at amazingly low prices. Southwest weavers are known for their attention to detail and the intricacy of their design.

Some of the rugs you will find carry in every weave traditions that are hundreds of years old. The Native Americans learned weaving when they came into contact with Spanish conquerors who sometimes captured them and kept them as slaves. The Spanish also introduced them to sheep, and many of the weavers still use the same techniques their ancestors used in captivity.

Southwest Rugs Online

Some of the weavers mentioned above still sell their products in the remaining Western trading posts, some of which sell online. The rugs are high quality, and they make a colorful and dynamic statement in any room. They can, and often are, used as wall hangings as well. You may be surprised to find that many weavers work only on commission or sell their rugs exclusively through museum shops and galleries.

These rugs are great for dens and the more informal rooms in your home, and they go very well with the washed pine furniture that is still so popular throughout the United States. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes, and some of the designs are related to specific tribes. You will almost certainly save money on these rugs when you buy online. If you've never shopped online before, you should know that you can pay with credit cards or online checks. Because it's so easy to look at a number of websites, you can compare prices and look for sales and offers of free shipping.

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