Rug Merchants


Minerva Teichert, 1935



Minerva Teichert, 1935

Teichert wrote of her work, Rug Merchants, “I was impressed by these beautiful designs of my friends rugs. This friend, Mrs. Mamie Peery Curtis…knows the West very well and bought these rugs or blankets long ago when she had many excellent things to choose from. I have seen such scenes before the Navajos had been exploited to such an extent. It is a Gay Bazaar in the desert.” In this letter, Teichert is explicit about her nostalgic longings for a pristine native past and the smaller market for Indian goods that existed prior to the popular commercial tourism of the early twentieth century. (Excerpt taken from Minerva Teichert: Pageants in Paint)

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Canvas, Paper


10" x 6.2", 14" x 8.6", 21" x 12.9", 30" x 18.5", 36" x 22.2"


Black, Champagne, Espresso, Natural, Print Only


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