Pictorial - Medicine bag : Historic : GHT 2232
This is an excellent example of Navajo Textiles as Modern Art. As a symbolic piece this weaving features 4 "drawstring" medicine pouches and many feathers of protection which would be placed inside the central medicine bag. (see photos for actual medicine pouches).
To create this weaving, the gifted loom artist hand-carded, hand-spun, and hand-dyed 100% Merino wool. The blue and green arrow shafts are woven with Germantown yarn. The red yean was masterfully carded to create the beautiful variegation in the tones. The weaver chose brown, gray, and cream yarns and carded them together to create the gorgeous gray-brown background. This piece would have been brought to life on an outside loom attached to a tree.
|Size||3'2" x 5'6"|
|Item #||GHT 2232|