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|In 1889, Mark’s great-grandfather bought the family ranch that we still operate a
portion of today. Mark developed a passion for old Navajo blankets and rugs in the
1980s and has studied them extensively since then. Before graduating from New
Mexico State University with a BS degree in Agriculture and Extension Education,
Mark studied sheep and wool production, which came in handy for further studies
of the wools and weave used by the Navajos.
Nowadays, the study and love of Navaho weavings are the main focus of our side-
by-side work efforts. Lori is also a lifelong New Mexican as well. Her late father,
Lake Tarpley, was an often trader with the Navajos, Santo Domingos and other
Indians in the 1930s through the 1970s. These old friends often came to the
Tarpley place in Vaughn, New Mexico and trade their wares for eagles (when it
was still legal).
Ranchfolks started offering weavings on eBay in 1999. We promise old-fashioned
values - such as a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, and we'll always treat you as we
would like to be treated ourselves. We're also always ready to try to pay fair
prices for the next good old pre-1940 Navajo weaving. (we currently buy about
250 weavings a year... any price & any condition)
Coming to you from off the beaten path in northeastern New Mexico, we’re Mark + Lori van
Buskirk. We take pleasure in hunting the old woven treasures...study the finds and then offer the
weavings... usually sometime within a year. We don't have a physical store...just offer Navajo
weavings on eBay, at a few choice shows and now on this website. We are proud to be lifetime
members of NBSSCA where the mission is to preserve & protect our Western Heritage.
Check back here online often as we will plan to add new textiles & jewelry as we can. We welcome your
questions on any of our weavings (go to Contact Us page) or phone us at 575-278-2400.
Old Navajo Rugs
Buyer pays postage & insurance by UPS Ground Demand or USPS Priority Mail, whichever is most economical. On
prices over $1,000.00, we prefer payment by cashier check, money order or personal check. We are not currently
set up to accept debit/credit cards directly, but we do take Echeck, Visa, Master Card, Discover & American Express
via Paypal. If paying by Paypal, we will only ship to confirmed address on Paypal receipt. We only ship to USA
addresses and only accept payment by US Banks or US Paypal only. (Contact us for Worldwide sales possibilities.) We
will be happy to combine shipping to save When you have made your selection, contact us on the "Contact Us
page" or phone 575-278-2400 to provide your UPS shipping address and we will figure the postage & insurance
for your final total before paying.
We have been offering Navajo weavings on eBay since 1999 (and privately since before that) and we invite you to
review our feedback of over 1760, all positive, at www.ranchfolks.net.
We do not do email appraisals or opinions on weavings unless we have them in our hands.
Private showings or consultations available by appointment.
+++We are now accepting consignments of authentic Native American weavings to sell on eBay, here on this
website or privately to high-end collectors. We are always buying weavings outright too. (needing to buy about
200 per year currently.)