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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 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 extremely rare 3rd Phase Navajo Chief Blanket with Germantown and classic finish point depicts Whirling Logs and Spider Woman's Crosses. Whirling Logs represent spirits ascending from the underworld to the surface. It was Spider Woman who taught Navajo ancestors the art of weaving upon a loom.
This weaving was purchased new at Hubbell's ...
Extremely rare, single saddle blanket. Only one of 3 known. Merino wool, the blue is likely indigo.
Bold wedge weave design woven in the 1890s, it would look great displayed for a pop of modern art.
2'9" x 3'
Learn more about Navajo woven Saddle Blankets
First 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 with 4 ply Germantown Yarn.
This weaving was part of an Exhibition showing at the Tucson Desert Art Museum January 4 2017 to April 30 2017. Please look at the Dazz...
Optical Art Crystal Transitional blanket. Woven with Merino wool using aniline red dye. Woven more like a blanket instead of a rug, this optical textile is a transitional weaving. Between 1895 and 1905, Navajos made the switch from weaving primarily blankets to rugs.
This weaving was part of an Exhibition showing at the Tucson Desert Art Muse...
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...
This vibrant Navajo Half Dress panel is from the 1890-1900s. It is in all original condition with side ties evident. It was woven with both 4 ply Germantown yarn and raveled American flannel (Red), Blue is Germantown and the brown is natural handspun. It is well woven.
Wearables: Manta, Serape, Child
The depth and dimension of the natural hand-spun Merino wool are so rich in this piece. We found this piece in Steve's private collection and are now offering it for purchase. It's easy to see why Steve stored this one away!
45" x 85” (1.143M x 2.15M)
First is the age, this piece is from the 1890s and is in excellent condition! It's from what has been recognized as the "Transitional" period of Navajo weaving. Weavers began to experiment with color and creating more complex designs.
This weaving is a plate variant from the JB Moore catalog. The 1st catalog came out in 1903. This weaving i...
This is a fabulous example of a Double Saddle blanket. Woven with all naturally colored Merino wool, the weaver incorporated many lazy lines in this piece. The weaver has created a beautiful optical landscape design.
These lines also serve a very useful purpose in saddle blankets as the act as "hinges" and allow the blanket to conform better...