Southwest Looms: Retailers and Manufacturers of  Southwest Design Carpets and Navaho Reproduction Carpets

Weave Styles

The Dreamcatcher Collection is inspired by Navajo rug weaving traditions. We worked with our weavers over a four-year period to reproduce the exact feel, texture, weave and look of the Navajo hand-woven rug. All of our rugs are woven by finely trained weavers using New Zealand wool and color fast Swiss chrome dyes. Rugs are woven in traditional designs based on examples of Ganado, Teec Nos Pas, Two Gray Hills, Crystal, Chief Blankets, etc.

The Pendleton® Reserve Collection is drawn from Pendleton and other historic blanket designs. Southwest Looms is the exclusive licensee for Pendleton rugs. For the first time, these striking designs are being produced as vibrant and lush pile carpets. The rugs are hand-knotted with approximately 80 knots to the square inch. We use high quality New Zealand wool and colorfast Swiss Chrome dyes to produce a rug that will provide beauty and durability for your lifetime. The wool is handspun, yielding varying diameters, so that when dyed a delightful variegated color is achieved, giving the completed rug a richness and subtle blend of colors.

The Pendleton® Classic Collection is also drawn from Pendleton trade blanket designs, but these rugs are constructed in the hand tufted method, instead of hand knotted like Pendleton Reserve. We use the same high quality New Zealand wool and Swiss Chrome dyes. The wool in inserted into a cotton backing using a hand held yarn gun. Once the wool is in place it is latexed and a heavy, durable backing secure. We shear the pile of our rugs low to improve clarity of design.