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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 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