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Navajo transitional rug. Hand carded, hand spun, hand dyed native wool with natural wool colors and aniline dyes. The size of this rug, symbols and the honest wear leads us to believe this weaving may have been used as a ceremonial rug. It is in good condition with minor restoration.
The powerful Navajo symbols of snakes and whirling log add...
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 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...