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After the Late Classic period. Hubbell Era.
Hand spun Indigo Blue, Aniline Red, 4-ply yarn,
Wearables: Manta, Serape, Child
32" x 50"
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This Late Classic Navajo Dress Panel is about 150 years old. It is a wonderful glimpse into Native American history. The dark red is cochineal dyed bayetta(a few strips near center pane) and the lighter red is American flannel. The deep blue is indigo.
The black/brown center is naturally dark wool with sumac to make it a deep color.
This Germantown Serape is very similar to one published on page 50 of
Navajo Textiles- The William Randolph Hearst Collection written by Nancy Blomberg c/o 1988
Also referred to as "neo-classic" by author Gilbert Maxwell, this dramatic wavy-lined serape is one of five known Germantown blankets to be woven in this classic serape style. Woven...
This Serape is a Rio Grande style Navajo blanket has hand spun wool and variegated dyes.
It is likely this weaving was for a Hispanic household, this Navajo weaver intentionally variegated her dyes to simulate Rio Grande dye techniques, which offered dimension not typically seen in Navajo weaving in that time frame.
This weaving was part of an E...