stripes of plain color alternating with bands of squash
blossoms, stacked chevrons or diamonds, the Chinle is
the simplest of the three styles of banded rugs, which
usually have no borders. Though named for the town
of Chinle at the mouth of Canyon de Chelly, the style
is now woven throughout the entire Navajo Nation.
rugs tend to use pastels or restrained colors with lots
of natural greys, whites, golds and greens. However,
they may also be bright and bold; in blacks, whites and
reds. The Chinle style is one of the most commonly
woven rugs due to its relatively straightforward design.
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