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Surprise! This one has been hiding in the gallery for quite some time. However, just as beautiful as the day it was woven. The blanket weave makes this single saddle very soft. The wool is absolutely beautiful!
Woven using Native Churro Wool and is part of our exclusive Churro collection.
Teec Nos Pos Single Navajo Saddle Blanket. Currently on loan to the Booth Museum in Cartersville GA. 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.
Navajo double saddle blanket with a very graphic design. Hand carded, hand spun and hand dyed native wool. The more you inspect this piece, the more beautiful it becomes, with it's highly variegated brown wool field.
From the Crystal area. This Navajo rug has all natural wool except red and black which are over dyed. JB Moore design eleme...
Fancy Single Navajo Saddle Blanket. 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 th...
Single Navajo Saddle Blanket was woven in 1920 using hand carded, hand spun and hand dyed Lincoln wool with aniline dyes and a natural tan field. It has a classic fretwork/Teec Nos Pos border, with a warp fringe finish which is typically seen on earlier weavings.
This beautiful piece was featured in the Navajo Textiles as Modern Art exhibit hel...
Considered a Late Classic Transitional Double Saddle Blanket. Hand carded, hand spun Native wool with aniline dyes and Brazil wood brown. The brown in this diagonally woven twill textile is Brazil wood, a dye that was only available in the Rio Grande area.
This weaving is part of Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles April 5,2019 - Sep...
Double Navajo Saddle Blanket. Beautiful antique Navajo weaving was woven with Lincoln wool using aniline dyes, featuring red, orange, brown and grey floating diamond motif, making a very dramatic statement. Possibly from the Teec Nos Pos area/ Chinle area.
This weaving was part of an Exhibition showing at the Tucson Desert Art Museum January 4...
Double Navajo Saddle Blanket. This custom double saddle blanket is woven with hand carded, hand spun native wool with the white and blue is mohair wool. Look closely for the green in the corners. The initial RKJ was woven into the weaving. Likely woven for a rancher or family member. The initials make this piece unique - a piece of history...
Navajo Single Saddle Blanket. 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.
Single Navajo Saddle Blanket. The weaver hand-carded, hand-spun and hand dyed mohair wool. Rainbow bars are orange, red and lime green with a hint of natural grey wool. Orange animal figures might be horses.
This weaving has been in Steve's personal collection for a long time.
This fancy single saddle was woven using native wool and was might have been created for a saddle throw that was used over the saddle, not under it. It has an extremely unusual rounded woven back and S curves, both uncommon and hard to weave.
24″ x 31″
Hand carded, hand spun and hand dyed Navajo Single Saddle Blanket, circa 1970-1980.
During the late 1970's through the 1980's Steve would travel the Navajo Reservation taking two weeks to visit all the trading posts. One of his favorites was Salina Springs Trading post run by Dave Murray. Steve would stop and pick up saddle blankets that caug...