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Twill patterns are often used for saddle blankets because there is more wool per area than on traditional patterns. It's a difficult style to learn and takes many years to master.
This stunning blanket would have been folded in half to provide additional comfort for the horse. The twill style naturally creates "lazy" or sectional lines which wou...
This is simply a delightful handsome double saddle blanket. Woven around the turn of the last century, it's great - in condition, color, and quality.
This piece was woven from natural un-dyed Merino wool, and if you look closely you can see all of the "lazy" or section lines which were placed so that the blanket would conform nicely over the h...
This seemingly simple double saddle blanket has a secret. It is not simple! Woven with several twill techniques, it is stunning! Start at the center of either of the diamonds.. all the way to the absolute center and you 'll appreciate the radiating diamond twill. Do you see it? Click on the image of the big diamond.
Look at the red bands....
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. This unknown weaver had talent! Woven using hand-carded, hand-spun, and hand-dyed native wools.
This weaving was part of the Painting with Wool exhibit and is the catalog by ...
Lucie Marianito is one of our favorite weavers. This gorgeous 3rd Phase Navajo Chief Blanket was woven using native Churro sheep wool. The central panel is filled with color and life. The variegations in the indigo and brown colors make this piece very special and one of a kind.
Third Phase Chief Blankets are recognized by their design, which...
Julia Upshaw has woven this 2nd Phase Chief blanket using Churro wool dyed with natural Indigo and cochineal. Woven as a classic chief blanket, master weaver Julia's talent shines through.
47" x 65" (3'11" x 5'5")
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Lucie Marianito has woven a 2nd Phase Chief blanket using Churro wool dyed with natural Indigo/green and cochineal. Woven as a classic chief blanket, this master weaver talent shines through. We Love the indigo green highlights!
This weaving is featured in our "Master Weavings of the Navajo Churro Collection" Exhibit at Nizhoni Ranch Gallery...
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.
Rare Bistie Style Double Saddle Blanket with some natural dyes. Attributed to Daisy Shorty. From the personal Getzwiller Collection. Hand-carded, hand-spun, hand-dyed wool.
Bistie translates to Badlands by the Navajo. This design was recently recognized as its own distinctive style. It's characterized as having a strong central pattern and mu...
85 years young, Master Weaver Kathy Marianito is always busy at her loom! She just finished a 3rd phase Chief Blanket variant. As always with Kathy, this blanket will be finely woven. 100% hand dyed Churro wool, Indigo and Cochineal was used during the dye process.
Steve with Kathy and her husband - December 2015
3rd Phase Chief Bl...
Jalucie Marianito's 2nd Phase Chief blanket variant, using Churro wool dyed with natural Indigo and cochineal. The zig zag elements are very creative and give this fine blanket movement.
52" x 66" (4'4" x 5'6")
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Navajo weaver Judy Marianito just finished weaving this unique 1st Phase Chief Blanket. It is woven like a classic Chief Blanket it has the handle of a true blanket weave. Narrow cochineal red and Indigo blue stripes are highlighted with a thick black band. The ivory banding adds to the over all effect. Truly special.
Trading Posts on the Navajo Reservation began with government oversight. The rules which allowed for trade on the reservation were strict. A bond of $10,000 was required up front and a license was only granted to US Citizens who could demonstrate exceptional character. In 1868 three initial licenses were granted to conduct trade with the Nava...
This weaving is part of an Exhibition showing at the Tucson Desert Art Museum January 4 2017 to April 30 2017 – If purchased prior to /or during the Exhibition, the weaving will be available for delivery, as soon as possible after April 30, 2017
Wow! Would you look at the color explosion in this amazing weaving?! The size tells us that this ...
Woven in the 1940's, this weaving is a one of a kind, most likely woven in the Monument Valley region of the Navajo Reservation when John Ford was making his Western Movies. He often cast Navajos to play the part of Plains Indian warriors. This Sioux Chief is sporting a button down collar and suspenders.
It was woven using hand-carded, hand-s...