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Historic Germantown Yei be Chei Navajo rugs for sale. This pair is more like fraternal twins with a slight difference size/color.
About 30 years ago Steve found the 1st of this set of Germantown weavings and was thrilled when he found a second Germantown Yei be Chei-- 15 years later.
What make it so remarkable is the weavings are Germantown ...
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.
This Germantown Serape is very similar to one published on page 50 of
Navajo Textiles- The William Randolph Hearst Collection written by Nancy Blomberg c/o 1988
Also referred to as "neo-classic" by author Gilbert Maxwell, this dramatic wavy-lined serape is one of five known Germantown blankets to be woven in this classic serape style. Woven...
Currently on loan to the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville GA until 2023. 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 u...
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 beautiful piece was featured in the Navajo Textiles as Modern Art exhibit held at Nizhoni Ranch Gal...
Germantown Woman's manta. Germantown yarns were 3-4 ply and of bright bold colors. This piece is in excellent condition and was woven very tightly - so to repel the weather.
Wearables: Manta, Serape, Child
54" x 41″ (4'6" x 3'5")
Learn more about wearable weavings
Germantown yarn (from Germantown Pennsylvania) was first introduced to the Navajo at Bosque Redondo, so the women would have some material to weave their highly prized rugs. The Navajo Indians were allowed to return to their reservation (1868), where the weavers continued to use the popular Germantown yarns because they liked working with the va...