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This American Indian Germantown Moki variant rug is really special. Don't let the size fool you! Finely woven with some natural dyes. The blue is indigo and beautifully variegated. Tightly woven - Elvie Van Winkle signature style.
Elvie Van Winkle
26" x 26"
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This colorful sampler was woven using Germantown dyed wool and cotton warp. Jelly bean colors in a Eyedazzler design.
We love this little piece!
25" x 35"
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Historic Navajo Textile on the loom. Germantown Sampler often called a Loomer.
This colorful sampler was woven using Germantown dyed wool and cotton warp. This would have been sold as a tourist item sold to visitors to the great Southwest.
21" x 21"
The Navajo were rounded up by Kit Carson and led to Bosque Redondo where they were held prisoner from 1863-1868. Referred to as “the Long Walk”. Navajos lived in very harsh conditions, but were the only Native American Tribe that were able to return to their homeland. Headman Manuelito went to Bosque to negotiate their release in 1868.
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.
Moki weavings are very distinctive in the Hubbell Trading Post/Chinle area. This weaving is very likely to be one of a pair which was hung over an entry to a Hogan which Hubbell specialized in. Outstanding design and very well woven.
60" x 97"
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Some saddle blankets were woven to be used only on special occasions. They were known as Sunday Saddle Blankets, and this one is extra fancy.
Used for special occasions to throw over the saddle, not under it. The weaver of this one added a longer fringe/tassel up both sides to help protect it, and provide a more complex display.
Hand carded and hand spun white and natural black field. Germantown yarn was used for the colored valero stars and border design.
This weaving was part of the Desert Caballeros Exhibition 2003 and is in the Treasures of the Navajo Horsemen catalog.
26″ x 34″
From the Chant Way Ceremonial we have a Great Star Pictorial weaving. This piece is incredibly rare and is from Steve's personal collection.
It was woven in the 1880s using 4-ply Germantown yarn. Stand back and look how the gifted weaver added those four black tag elements inside the weaving to give it dimension, as well as flaring the points ...
Likely woven in the 1900's on an outdoors upright loom, this gorgeous Germantown serape was tightly woven. 4-ply Germantown yarns were used to create this intense piece of woven art. One can see the Hispanic and Navajo influence in the piece. This handsome work was a part of the Navajo Textiles as Modern Art exhibit (Mar 11 - June 30, 2017) at ...
Take a look at this bright and beautiful Germantown style weaving! The bold red, indigo, green, and white, with black detailing is just stunning.
If displayed horizontally, serape style, the piece would magically fold so that the top and side shapes would match and it would give a dramatically different presentation.
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Contemporary weavers of today still embrace this style. Weaver Vina Nakai brought this brilliant piece to life. The judges at the 2015 Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial felt it's energy and awarded it second place as a Germantown Reproduction weaving.
The 1880s brought the Navajo an influx of Germantown 3 and 4 ply, aniline dyed yarn supplied by...