It was 1905 when Hambleton Noel received permission from headman Blackhorse, undergoing a "trial" by several hundred local Navajos, to establish the Teec Nos Pos Trading Post.
Operating it for eight years, Noel sold out to the partnership of Bert Dustin and Al Foutz, the Progressive Mercantile Company. This was the beginning of the Foutz trading empire which spanned the Northern part of the Navajo Nation.
Russel Foutz became the owner/trader in the 1940s and continued to promote the "Teec" style of bold, vibrant and intricate weavings, reminiscent of Oriental rug patterns. Usually characterized by broad design laden borders and generally a diamond or double diamond overall motif, these fine textiles often incorporated bright aniline dyed yarns.
The Teec Nos Pos trading post is still a vibrant business center in the Four Corners region.
Please note all items are also for sale in our physical gallery located in Telluride, CO. Occasionally a simultaneous sale might happen physically at the gallery and online, the physical gallery sale will take priority and the online sale will be refunded to the credit card used for sale. Also be advised the gallery has a more extensive selection then seen on website, feel free to email or call for more information.