Concise Textile Appraisal


Get an accurate textile appraisal from a qualified appraiser

What is it?  How much is it worth at auction?  Is it authentic?  A textile appraisal report will tell you what you need to know. 



Get an accurate textile appraisal from a qualified appraiser

What is it?  How much is it worth?  Is it authentic?  A textile appraisal report tells you what you need to know so that you can quit guessing. 

 Most people use the report to determine the probable auction value of the item.  The report format follows the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.   Mary Walker, a member of the International Society of Appraisers, writes and signs report.   Mary’s training assures you that appropriate appraisal methods are used.    She weaves, cleans and repairs textiles so she  knows the process from the inside out.  Forty years of experience and scholarship in weaving make her a recognized authority on Navajo and other flatwoven textiles. 

How do you appraise the item?  

First your pictures are examined.  Then, Mary determines important facts about your textile.  She determines the age, style, fiber content, and dyes used .  She also assesses the condition of the item.  Then, Mary researches recent sales of similar items.  Finally, her report tells you what you have and what the current auction market for that item is. You receive a brief restricted appraisal of the auction value of your textile item.  The report is for your use only. 

Order an appraisal!

  • Submit the dimensions and at least three pictures of the textile here.
    • First picture: Whole textile
    • Second picture: Four corners folded to the center
    • Third picture: Close-up of the weaving
    • Additional pictures to show any damaged areas 
  • Please allow seven days for report production.    

Need a different type of appraisal? 

Contact Mary at or call her at 602-370-2875 and she will be glad to discuss your appraisal needs.  


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