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This weaving is part of an Exhibition showing at the Tucson Desert Art Museum January 4 2017 to April 30 2017 – If purchased prior to /or during the Exhibition, the weaving will be available for delivery, as soon as possible after April 30, 2017
Wow! Would you look at the color explosion in this amazing weaving?! The size tells us that this ...
Germantown Sunday Saddle Throw, made with Germantown yarns. This beautifully designed Sunday or "fancy" single saddle blanket throw utilizes salt and pepper yarn with pompoms.
The fringe which accessorizes the back edge of the blanket indicates that this was a Sunday blanket, or one used on special occasions as the fringe could be easily worn a...
Woman's mantas were woven as two panels that were sewn together leaving neck and arm holes. They usually featured a simple design, often comprised of three rows.
In this case we have a lovely panel made in the 1880s, and woven with germantown yarn. Germantown yarns were 3-4 ply and of bright bold colors. This piece is in excellent condition a...
This small Navajo weaving is very special. It is a classic blanket from the nineteenth century and was woven for a baby. It is finely woven and has very little wear.
Woven with white and indigo dyed homespun, 2 shades of red from natural dyed bayetta and a light peach colored bayetta.
When folded the center meets to match the design. Th...
This extremely rare serape blanket was woven with 3 ply Saxony. And even more remarkable it comes with a Spiderwoman hole in its center.
This particular natural dyed palette of colors was only available at Bosque Redondo and Fort Wingate during this time frame.
This Serape has Indigo dyed warp, like this textile has, was only made availabl...
Germantown yarn (from Germantown Pennsylvania) was first introduced to the Navajo at Bosque Redondo, so the women would have some material to weave their highly prized rugs. The Navajo Indians were allowed to return to their reservation (1868), where the weavers continued to use the popular Germantown yarns because they liked working with the va...
Twill patterns are often used for saddle blankets because there is more wool per area than on traditional patterns. It's a difficult style to learn and takes many years to master.
This stunning blanket would have been folded in half to provide additional comfort for the horse. The twill style naturally creates "lazy" or sectional lines which wou...
This weaving is part of Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles April 5,2019 - September 2,2019 at the Heard Museum
This weaving is part of an Exhibition showing at the Tucson Desert Art Museum January 4 2017 to April 30 2017.
The Transitional period (1890-1910) in Navajo weaving was a time of many changes. The Navajo were permitted to...
Those who learn and master the very difficult style of Twill weaving are in a class by themselves. A Twill weave yields a different pattern on each side. Some weavers even weave a different design on each side. This dazzling Twill weave is from our private collection.
This weaving is a child/twill double saddle blanket. The wool is dyed with ...
Very early Transitional single saddle blanket woven by an unknown Navajo weaver. She would have used the material that was available to her. This vintage American textile is woven from raveled re-carded bayeta and re-carded American flannel along with white and red merino wool.
It has been in Steve's personal collection for many years.