Hanging Your Navajo Weaving


Hanging Your Navajo Weaving with Velcro

In our experience, Velcro is the easiest way to hang a rug on a wall. If you purchase a Navajo Rug from Garland's and wish to display it on a wall, we will provide you with an appropriate amount of 2" self-adhesive velcro tape for free.

Please note: Some antique weavings may not adhere to Velcro. Please continue reading at the bottom of this article for instructions on how to hang these antique weavings.

Hanging Directly on Wall:

To hang your rug with Velcro, cut the Velcro to the width of your weaving. Remove the backing from the Velcro tape and stick the adhesive side to the wall. Simply press the weaving's top edge from corner to corner along the Velcro to evenly support it. You can use any extra Velcro to stick under the bottom edges of the rug, as this ensures the rug lies perfectly flat against the wall.

Using a Wood Strip:

Placing the adhesive side of the Velcro directly onto the wall may lift off paint when removed. If you wish to protect your wall surface, we recommend attaching the Velcro tape to a wood strip. Instructions for this process are below: 

Step 1:

Peel off the backing of your 2” self-adhesive Velcro tape. Make sure you have enough Velcro to run a strip from corner to corner along the top edge of the weaving to evenly support it.

Step 2:

Adhere the Velcro tape to a thin strip of wood such as lattice or a wide yard stick.  Again, make sure the length of the wood is equal to the width of your rug.

 Step 3:

Nail the wood to the display surface or suspend it from the surface on wire that has been run through "eye hooks."

Step 4:

After the wood strip is in place, just press the Navajo weaving up against the Velcro tape for display.  It holds the weaving in place beautifully.


Hanging Your Antique Navajo Weaving with Carpet Tack Strip

Some antique weavings with less “fuzz” may not stick adequately to the Velcro. In this case, we recommend using carpet tack strip to hang your weaving. This can be purchased at any hardware store. It is a strip of wood that has many small tacks that stick upwards. This strip of wood can be nailed into your wall. The top of the weaving can be worked into the tacks and it will safely hold the weaving up and distribute the weight evenly along all the tacks on the strip.

For Floor Use:

If your weaving will be displayed on a hardwood or tile floor, we recommend using a thick rug pad to prevent slipping on the weaving.


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  • Garland's April 17, 2023 at 11:14 am

    @Kristin DeKuiper – We sell 2" wide self-adhesive velcro by the foot. Feel free to contact us and we can ship however much velcro you need. If your velcro strip is detaching from the wooden hanger, you can use super glue to reattach the back of the velcro strip to the wood hanger. Happy to answer any other questions you have!

  • Kristin DeKuiper April 17, 2023 at 11:05 am

    I have used your method for a Navajo rug. After a couple of years, the velcro strip started detaching from the wooden hanger. I purchased some industrial strength velcro to replace it, but the grip side of the velcro is not as “grippy” as the one that originally came with the hanging board, and doesn’t hold the rug. The grip side does not stick out as much. Can you recommend the best way to get a grippier velcro strip? Thank you.

  • Garland's December 29, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    @Steve N. Since Navajo rugs are wool, the weaving itself acts as the fuzzy side of the velcro. The velcro we provide is only the side with the hooks, there’s no need for the fuzzy side. The weaving sticks directly to the velcro itself. We recommend flipping your weaving once or twice a year and hanging a weaving with velcro makes this extremely easy to do.
    The velcro is self-adhesive, so the backside has a plastic that peels off and the velcro can be stuck directly to your wall or to a wood strip for hanging.

  • Steve N. December 29, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    This is confusing. Do you attach anything to the rug itself? Velcro has 2 sides. How does the rug attach to the Velcro?

  • Garland's March 1, 2021 at 11:28 am

    Sue Jones, we order self-adhesive velcro directly from Velcro Corporation. We provide it free with any weavings purchased from our gallery. Otherwise, we do sell it by the foot. The Velcro comes in 100 foot rolls and yes we can sell any amount you need. Please contact us at infogarlandsjewelry.com and we can accommodate your request! Thank you!

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