Although Navajo carpets have been produced for the past 500 years, they have only lately become commonplace in households worldwide. Why are these carpets so rare and in demand? Learn about the origins of Navajo textiles, the influence of the Pueblo people, the best places to shop for and maintain your new Navajo rug, and more with this helpful primer.An Overview of Navajo Rug Origins and DevelopmentThe Navajo are a sizable indigenous people group in the United States. They settled in the southwestern United States around 500 years ago. There they created a thriving civilization with its own language, religion, and way of life. Their rugs have had a profound impact on contemporary culture.