Navajo Textiles

STOLEN - Navajo Textiles - Tucson, AZ

Several Navajo Textiles in storage at a Tucson home, which has been under renovation, were stolen sometime between August 2018 and May 2019. Unfortunately, the owner only has photos of the textile pictured here.

The textiles were purchased at an auction benefiting the Museums of New Mexico Foundation on August 5, 2017. The textile pictured is approximately 5’ x 9’.

If you have any information regarding this this textile, please contact Matt Messner at

Tucson Police Case Number: 1812170180

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STOLEN - Navajo Textiles, Wall Hangings, Pottery - Farmington, NM

On Sept 19th at approximately 5:20am, several items were stolen from the Casa Blanca Inn at 505 E La Plata St, Farmington, NM 87401. 

Items include the textiles shown in the attached images:
#1: Navajo Rug -  3' x 5', grey, black, red and tan with black border.
#2: Navajo Rug - 3' x 5', grey, black, brown and red, Stepped diamonds with multiple borders
#3: Mexican textile - 3' x 6'3", red, black and white (on back of couch)
#4: Navajo Rug - 3' x 5', white, grey and black with bottom border. Decorative wooden hanger was also taken.
#5: Navajo Rug - 3' x 5', brown, beige, black and red
#6: Navajo textile - 3.5' x 5.5', aqua blue, red, black, white and tan with fringed short sides (on couch and in video)

Surveillance camera footage below also shows the following items:
a): Pottery Jar: golden tan with hand painted animal motifs, 10" high x 14" diameter.

b): Chinese ceramic elephant bookend: 7" high, mounted on 4" x 6" rectangular base. 

Additionally, two woven baskets were stolen but have already been recovered. 

Farmington Police Case# is 17-68297
Please contact Officer R. Discenza-Smith (R#799) via email at: or via telephone number 505-599-1070, with any information regarding the whereabouts of these items. 

Click above images for larger view. 

STOLEN - Navajo Textiles & Serape - Farmington, NM

Over the weekend of August 18-20, a Navajo Rug, a smaller rug, and Serape were stolen from the Casa Blanca Inn at 505 E La Plata St, Farmington, NM87401. 

The Navajo Rug was approx. 6’ x 11’.
The smaller rug was approx. 2’ x 4’ with black and white stripes (no picture available), and Serape was approx. 6’ x 30” (picture attached Mesa Verde).

A Police report was filed with the Farmington Police Department,  
900 Municipal Drive, Farmington, NM87401

Case# is 17-61295.

Please contact Officer V. Parsons (R#8049) via email at:, or by phone at (505) 436-8038 with any information regarding the location of these items.