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Single Navajo Biil dress panel. After the Late Classic period. Hubbell Era.
Hand spun Indigo Blue, Aniline Red, 4-ply yarn.
Navajo two paneled dress known as a Biil was fastened at the shoulders, utilized slits for the arms and head and was cinched at the waist. The dress is sometimes referred to as a “rug dress.” A Biil was standard c...
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 Exhibition showing...