1st Phase Chief Blanket : Marianito : Churro 1410
The judges at the 2016 Gallup Inter-tribal Ceremonial awarded this stunning 1st Phase Chief Blanket second place among its peers.
1st Phase Navajo Blankets first came into existence in the first half of the 1800s and are recognized by their broad wide bands of dark natural wool color and alternating cream colored wool. They are often seen with bands of indigo blue or bayetta red.
Chief blankets are shoulder blankets so than when folded down and wrapped around you they would protect you from the elements. The striped design would match when held with a pin or hands. Trivia fact: Chief blankets are the only "wearable" which is woven wider than it is long. The serape is woven vertically whereas the Chief blanket is woven horizontally.
The Marianito family wove this gorgeous blanket using 100% Churro wool in which the indigo wool was hand-dyed. This piece is part of our exclusive Churro Collection
|Size||4'6" x 6'1"|
|Item #||Churro 1410|
|Award||2nd Place - 2016 Gallup Inter-tribal ceremonial|
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