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Miniature Navajo Chief Blanket Triptych Tapestry (try saying that 3 times fast!!)
Navajo Weaver Matilda Yazzie Bia has won many awards in the miniature category including Best in Category.6" x 5″Sold as a set.Miniature tapestries are unique in Navajo weaving – since the early 1970’s they have been woven by just a few extended families from The ...
Navajo weaver Judy Marianito just finished weaving this unique 1st Phase Chief Blanket. It is woven like a classic Chief Blanket it has the handle of a true blanket weave. Narrow cochineal red and Indigo blue stripes are highlighted with thick dark brown bands. The ivory banding adds to the over all effect. Truly special.
This weaving is ...
Lucie Marianito has woven a 1st Phase Chief blanket using Churro wool dyed with natural Indigo and cochineal. Woven as a classic chief blanket, this master weaver talent shines through.
This weaving is featured in our "Master Weavings of the Navajo Churro Collection" Exhibit at Nizhoni Ranch Gallery, March 2019 and the "Master Weavings of the...
Navajo weaver Judy Marianito just finished weaving this unique 1st Phase Chief Blanket. It is woven like a classic Chief Blanket it has the handle of a true blanket weave. Narrow cochineal red and Indigo blue stripes are highlighted with a thick black band. The ivory banding adds to the over all effect. Truly special.
1st Phase Chief Blankets are characterized by simple horizontal stripes.
Judy Marianito has finished her 1st Phase Chief Blanket and it's here at the gallery!
Woven like a Classic Chief Blanket it has the handle of a true blanket weave. Just three colors, indigo blue, ivory and a variegated brown, with a slight line of cochineal.
Lucie Marianito has weaven a 2nd Phase Chief blanket using Churro wool dyed with natural Indigo/green and cochineal. Woven as a classic chief blanket, this master weaver talent shines through. We Love the indigo green highlights!
This weaving is featured in our "Master Weavings of the Navajo Churro Collection" Exhibit at Nizhoni Ranch Galler...
Very Special and Rare!!!!
This Late Classic 2nd Phase Chief Blanket is in PRISTINE CONDITION. It has unusual grey stripes that were indicative of a woman's wearing blanket. The wool is hand spun old Churro. The vibrant colors are vegetal Indigo blue/ green and rabbit brush yellow. The red may be aniline dyes from the earliest sources or a ...
Julia Upshaw has woven this 2nd Phase Chief blanket using Churro wool dyed with natural Indigo and cochineal. Woven as a classic chief blanket, master weaver Julia's talent shines through.
47" x 65" (3'11" x 5'5")
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Jalucie Marianito's 2nd Phase Chief blanket variant, using Churro wool dyed with natural Indigo and cochineal. The zig zag elements are very creative and give this fine blanket movement.
52" x 66" (4'4" x 5'6")
1st Place and a Special Award: ...
This extremely rare 3rd Phase Navajo Chief Blanket with Germantown and classic finish point depicts Whirling Logs and Spider Woman's Crosses. Whirling Logs represent spirits ascending from the underworld to the surface. It was Spider Woman who taught Navajo ancestors the art of weaving upon a loom.
This weaving was purchased new at Hubbell's ...
85 years young, Master Weaver Kathy Marianito is always busy at her loom! She just finished a 3rd phase Chief Blanket variant. As always with Kathy, this blanket will be finely woven. 100% hand dyed Churro wool, Indigo and Cochineal was used during the dye process.
Steve with Kathy and her husband - December 2015
3rd Phase Chief Bl...
Navajo Third Phase Chief Blankets are typically recognized by their design, which features 9 diamond or cross formations (three on each side, and three running vertically down the middle). When wrapped around you the side patterns join together to make a complete formation. This weaving is a Third Phase Chief Blanket Variant woven with 4-ply G...
Trading Posts on the Navajo Reservation began with government oversight. The rules which allowed for trade on the reservation were strict. A bond of $10,000 was required up front and a license was only granted to US Citizens who could demonstrate exceptional character. In 1868 three initial licenses were granted to conduct trade with the Nava...
If you love Lucie Marianito's work, you will love this 3rd Phase Chief blanket! Steve picked up this gorgeous piece on his way to Ceremonial to be judged with all of the others. Lucie used all natural dyes: Indigo Blue, Cochineal Red, and Rabbit Brush Yellow to create this Masterpiece woven with Native Churro wool.
The judges were very pleased w...
The colors in this Navajo rug include dark bands - natural brown, crimson, green, black and gold bring to mind evening campfires enveloping you in their warmth.
3rd Phase Chief weavings are so beautiful as a wall hanging that it's hard to remember their beauty as a wearing blanket. When worn the sides will come together to form full designs at...
Evelyn Joe is an accomplished Navajo Fiber Artist from the Cove area in NE Arizona. She is part of a well known family of Germantown weavers, which includes James Joe, Priscilla Warren, Nellie Dean, Lenora Joe, and Betty Joe.
Evelyn created this handsome 3rd Phase Chief style weaving using Moki style crosses over a traditional field of blue, bl...
This captivating 3rd Phase Navajo Chief Blanket is done in a Red Mesa/ Teec Nos Pos Pictorial Style. The colors in this piece are brown, black, white, red, and indigo/purple. They work well together to make this vibrant piece come alive.
57″ x 77″ (4'9" x 6'5")
As we've mentioned before about Chief Blankets, not all people come in the same size. This serape was created for a man or a extra fluffy woman, as it measures a little over 6' in length. When folded in down and wrapped around you, it would keep you extra warm an cozy!
This beautiful piece of art was created by Laverta Marianito in 2004 and is...
Have you ever seen a serape with so much color and artistry? Jalucie Marianito created this beauty. This special piece is from Steve's private collection. It measures 5' x 8'. The geometric symmetry, and the multitude of colors are just magnificent.
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The photos don't do it justice. Woven with native Chu...
If you do a search for "Judy" you will find several of Judy Marianito's works of art. She specializes in create weavings which traditionally have been woven - Chief Blankets, Women's Blankets, Mantas, and Serapes. Her expertise in this area is well known. She is a gifted weaver.
In this stunning Woman's blanket we have horizontal strips of d...
Lucie Marianito is one of our favorite weavers. This gorgeous 3rd Phase Navajo Chief Blanket was woven using native Churro sheep wool. The central panel is filled with color and life. The variegations in the indigo and brown colors make this piece very special and one of a kind.
Third Phase Chief Blankets are recognized by their design, which...
Julia Upshaw was given the talent of creating remarkable Navajo Chief Blankets when she was blessed as an infant. She has remained true to her calling and weaves some of the best Chief and wearing blankets on the reservation.
The judges agree. This spectacular piece earned 2nd place at the 2014 Inter-Tribal Ceremonial. Julie used all natural ...
Chief blankets weren't just for men, they could be for women as well. Just like this gorgeous piece woven by Master weaver Elaine Upshaw!
Woven of native Churro wool, the colors and design in this piece are just spectacular! This weaving is from our exclusive Churro Collection.
Wearables: Manta, Serape, Child
Woven by Laberta Marianito, A Classic 3rd Phase Chief Design. The quality of the Classic Blankets (mid 1800s) , a true blanket handle (not a rug).
This classic design features stripes of variegated brown, and cream Churro wool, with Cochineal red and Indigo blue, full and half diamonds. When wrapped around the body, the half diamonds would ...