*** 46th Anniversary 1969-2015 of our American Indian Art Gallery now located in Aliso Viejo, California ***

Nation's largest selection of Antique American Indian Art,  Navajo Rugs and Navajo Blankets and old antique American Indian baskets

Jeff Wood, President ; Len Wood, Founder (Retired)

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Len Wood's
Indian Territory, Inc.

Jeff Wood, President
The Nation's largest

selection of Navajo Rugs, Indian Baskets and Antique

American Indian Art


Len Wood's

36 Argonaut , Suite 120

Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

phone: (949) 497-5747 
orders: (800) 579-0860
(email orders anytime;

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 11-4 Pacific Time )


Gallery Open By Appointment Only

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Navajo Rugs - Common Causes of Damage

Direct sunlight, insects, moisture (including condensation), untrained pets, and pointed furniture legs are among the "passive" dangers to your Navajo rugs and blankets. Improper cleaning techniques often cause more damage however including color loss, bleeding (color run) and damage to wool texture.

Spills should be blotted immediately with a dry cloth and can be tested with additional blotting with a damp cloth.  Most Navajo rugs woven after 1875 use aniline dyes for red, orange and other bright colors and some can be subject to bleeding.


Long-Term Navajo Rug and Navajo Blanket Storage

Navajo rugs like to "rest" in similar conditions as people do. Cool, dry temperate conditions mean that a closet in the house makes a far better storage location than in the garage or in a non-climate controlled storage unit.  Primary concerns are humidity causing mildew damage, insect damage (moths, spiders, silverfish etc) , pets and rodents. Ideally rolling the rugs and blankets up (the "short way" , i.e. against and not with the direction of the interior warp) and placing within a cedar lined chest within the house . with the possible addition of a mothball filled cheesecloth bag (note: mothballs or crystals should never come in direct contact with Navajo rugs)

Navajo Rugs and Blankets - Cleaning & Repair

Navajo rugs should never be drycleaned by anyone nor  even handwashed by non-professionals. Dyes need to be set prior to washing so they do not bleed and care must be taken so that the qualities of the wool are not damaged in the process--different rugs and blankets and different dirt and stain problems often require differing cleaning treatment procedures. Items needing repair should be displayed on the wall or stored to avoid further damage until they can be porfssionally restored  Professional restoration, de-bleeding, stain removing (including common pet stain removal) and repair and restoration of holes, corner wear, selvage and edge wear etc is availalbe through our gallery services.

More information and to see how to obtain free quotes for cleaning and restoration options -- as well as free estimates of before and after appraisal values of rugs needing cleaning and restoration -- click here:

Navajo Rugs - Cleaning

Navajo Rugs - Repair & Restoration




 Always Buying Old / Antique American Indian Items : Navajo Rugs and Navajo Blankets,  Indian Baskets and other Native American Indian items!


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