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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"
Learn more about Navajo woven Saddle Blankets
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.
Some saddle blankets were woven to be used only on special occasions. They were known as Sunday Saddle Blankets.
This particular saddle blanket would be an extra special Sunday Saddle Blanket.
Most saddle blankets were woven with a plain center as no one would see it. It was a way to conserve the more expensive dyed wool. BUT the weaver who ...