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Catalog has 42 examples of Navajo saddle blankets dating from the 1870s to 1940s. All blankets were on exhibit at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg Arizona.
This large size catalog has 48 pages brimming with Steve's favorite old west items. Guns, pottery, baskets and of course weavings. All collectibles are on exhibit at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg Arizona through March 2020.
The Desert Home by professional interior designer and freelance writer Tamara L. Hawkinson takes the reader upon a wonderful and memorable tour through a series of Southwestern American homes which are filled with personality, flavor, charm, and showcase a love for life in the desert.
Warm earthen tones predominate the styles depicted herein, al...
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Hand Carved out of Cottonwood by Navajo Carver Virgil Wood. This cowboy is looking like he might be the roping Dummy
7″ high and base is 7″
Navajo Pictorial weavings often feature things seen in everyday Navajo life. In this case, a semi-trailer carrying that iconic beer would undoubtedly be seen travelling across the reservation.
This small weaving by JoAnne Begay of the Sweet Water area measures 2' x 16" and would look great in any man-cave.
Leroy Yazzie loves to incorporate trains into most of his weavings. As we can see in this handsome weaving he's used the stripes commonly associated with the Moki style as the background of this piece. A bow and arrow serve as the top and bottom visual anchors.
This piece has a lot of Navajo symbolism incorporated in it and we'd love to tell yo...
Hand carded, hand spun and hand dyed Navajo Single Saddle Blanket, circa 1970-1980.
During the late 1970's through the 1980's Steve would travel the Navajo Reservation taking two weeks to visit all the trading posts. One of his favorites was Salina Springs Trading post run by Dave Murray. Steve would stop and pick up saddle blankets that caug...
Native American Pictorial weaving from the 1990's. This small Many Farms Pictorial Navajo weaving has been a favorite of Steve's. It is tightly woven by an unknown Navajo weaver. Part of the Pictorial show it is in the catalog Painting With Wool : Navajo Pictorial Weavings.
"There's a place where eagles speak, and the sunrise slides from pea...
This is a fantastic Pictorial weaving by Leroy Yazzie. He has combined many elements of Navajo rug to create this one of a kind piece.
We see the stripes in the background which can be seen in Moki and Chief Blanket style weavings. At the top and bottom we see crosses attributed to Spider Woman. Look at the beautiful images of the horses and ...
Surprise! This one has been hiding in the gallery for quite some time. However, just as beautiful as the day it was woven. The blanket weave makes this single saddle very soft. The wool is absolutely beautiful!
Woven using Native Churro Wool and is part of our exclusive Churro collection.
Hand carded, hand spun and hand dyed Navajo Double Saddle Blanket, circa 1970-1980.
During the late 1970's through the 1980's Steve would travel the Navajo Reservation taking two weeks to visit all the trading posts. One of his favorites was Salina Springs Trading post run by Dave Murray. Steve would stop and pick up saddle blankets that cau...
Navajo weavers sometimes just want to have fun! And this weaving sure is!It's complete with bows, arrows and feathers. Lusandra Williams pictorial weaving even includes war paint! And this fun contemporary pictorial shows the whimsy of the past.
The one above is from the 1940s and most likely was woven in the Monument Valley region of the ...
Randlett Keedah Graphite on paperEarly Morning Sing 19” x 21″
Quote from Randy Keedah "I sit on the roof while the sun is going down and watch the colors illuminating the land. Every day I walk into my studio, turn the lights on, turn on my music and paint. If I don't paint, I get cranky."
Photo of Randy and words courtesy of Tucson.com archive...
This Native American Rug was handwoven in the style of an over-sized saddle blanket. Horse and cow head centered in the brown field, surrounded by very even fret work. Woven using hand-carded, hand-spun, and hand-dyed native wools.
This weaving was part of the 2016 /2017 Painting with Wool : Navajo Pictorial Weavings exhibit at Nizhoni Ranch G...
Woven to be used as a single saddle blanket, the weaver hand-carded, hand-spun and hand dyed mohair wool. Rainbow bars are orange, red and lime green with a hint of natural grey wool. Orange animal figures might be horses or maybe bears.
26″ x 39″
GH is well known for her popular weavings depicting horses. This time is a fun one featuring red and brown. The brown matches our Roan horse perfectly!
They are always action packed and raring to go! We never know when she'll send another.
32" x 57"
Some saddle blankets were woven to be used only on special occasions. They were known as Sunday Saddle Blankets. This one is extra fancy with Germantown fringe. This saddle blanket was part of the Desert Caballeros Western Museum exhibit - Ride Through History: Saddles that Shaped the West.
Pictorial Navajo Rug woven in the 1940's. this is an unusual design with cow heads. Tightly woven using hand-carded, hand-spun, and hand-dyed native wools. Partial Spiderwoman crosses at the bottom.
This weaving was part of the 2016 /2017 Painting with Wool : Navajo Pictorial Weavings exhibit at Nizhoni Ranch Gallery and is on page 28 of the ...
Currently on loan to the Booth Museum in Cartersville GA. Woven for a Navajo saddle to be used as a saddle throw, adorning the top of the saddle for extra padding and show. The designs in this piece tell us it's from the Teec Nos Pos area of the reservation.
26" x 23"
Custom Navajo Single Saddle Blanket woven using beautiful hand carded, hand spun native wool. This weaving is unusual. Based on the letters woven into the blanket, we've come to call it the "mc squared" as in E = mc2.
It could very well be initials of the owner - occasionally weavers would accidentally or intentionally superimpose a letter. ...
Navajo Double Saddle Blanket. Hand carded, hand spun, native wool. Aniline red, Germantown green tassels. The center landscape was carded to create a salt and pepper design.
38" x 52"
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Double Twill Navajo Saddle blanket. Twill design is difficult and rarely woven today. This blanket has yet to grace a horses back. Will look great on a wall, couch, floor, table top or one special horse.
1970's - 1980's
28" x 44"
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Antique Navajo Double Saddle Blanket for sale. Woven from Merino wool all hand carded and hand spun. The re-carded red and white were woven together to create the lighter sections of this blanket. Aniline dyes. The proportions suggest that the saddle blanket was woven for a Navajo saddle.
The corner tassels are plied yarn .
Hand carded, hand spun native wool and aniline dyed Navajo rug, circa 1970's. This is an unusually large double saddle blanket fit for an elephant. From the Selina Springs area. The border has Teec Nos Pos elements. Check out the interior landscape. It is created from lazy lines with different wool used.
Vibrant colors, extra thick weave ...
Navajo double saddle blanket with great landscape coloring.. Hand carded hand spun wool. Grey is mohair, brown field is natural dyed, hand carded wool, mohair blend. Aniline red border.
This Navajo weaving has been displayed in the 2003 Desert Caballeros Western Mueseum Exhibition The Treasures of the Navajo Horsemen and in the catalog by th...
Navajo Pictorial Rug woven by Emily Blake. This is an early weaving from our Exclusive Navajo Churro Collection. A whimsical cowhide pictorial with floral elements and historic Texas and Arizona brands handed down through Steve Getzwiller's family. Woven with custom spun, hand dyed Navajo Churro Wool.
This weaving was part of the 2016 /2017...
Beautiful antique Navajo weaving was woven with Lincoln wool using aniline dyes, featuring red, orange, brown and grey floating diamond motif, making a very dramatic statement. Possibly from the Teec Nos Pos area/ Chinle area.
This weaving was part of an Exhibition showing at the Tucson Desert Art Museum January 4 2017 to April 30 2017. Please ...
Very early Transitional single saddle blanket woven by an unknown Navajo weaver. She would have used the material that was available to her. This vintage American textile is woven from raveled re-carded bayeta and re-carded American flannel along with white and red merino wool.
It has been in Steve's personal collection for many years.
Navajo Master Weaver Elsie Bia, wove this Old Crystal style showing a positive/negative quality. The design is spectacular - the wool is beautiful! We had a hard time coming up with an accurate name for the reddish color. So we agreed on cranberry.
Old Style Crystal
48" x 94"
This custom double saddle blanket pictorial was woven with hand carded, hand spun native wool. The wool is especially nice with wonderful variegation. Featuring a heart border and the letters I TX, we loving refer to this weaving as the "I Heart Texas" blanket. There are also the initials JW. Likely woven for a rancher or perhaps a very fa...
1st Phase Chief Blankets are characterized by simple horizontal stripes.
Judy Marianito has finished her 1st Phase Chief Blanket and it's here at the gallery!
Woven like a Classic Chief Blanket it has the handle of a true blanket weave. Just three colors, indigo blue, ivory and a variegated brown, with a slight line of cochineal.