Twill Saddle Blanket : Historic : GHT 2175

The art of weaving Twill patterns is fascinating.  The weaver of this piece chose to use a herringbone pattern on this Single Saddle Blanket piece.  

From the 1880s and forward, weavers would almost always use Twill as the style for weaving saddle blankets as it would create a thicker finished piece.  Fancier designs would sometimes be worn on top of the saddle to give the rider additional cushion, or rolled and tied behind the saddle to be admired. 

The artist of this piece chose bold reds and oranges to go with the black and white background, and then quietly inserted two rows of un-twilled color. 

Style Saddle Blankets
Weaver Unknown Navajo
Date Circa 1930-1940s
Size 30 1/2″ x 30″ (.774M x.762M)
Item # GHT 2175
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A unique blend of history, Native American culture and storytelling make these weavings an art like no other.

To be showcased on your walls or grace your floors, this functional heirloom is one-of-a-kind piece of history that took 100's of hours to create and will last many lifetimes. We'd love to tell you more about it! 

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