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This Double Saddle Blanket from the Western Reservation measures 37" x 60" and exudes a quiet power, don't you think? The saw-tooth detail around the belted diamond and in the corner designs give the piece motion. The lines are so fine and crisp. The rich tan background is quiet and yields to the strength of the design. For a simple design, it's...
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.
Some saddle blankets were woven to be used only on special occasions. They were known as Sunday Saddle Blankets.
This particular saddle blanket would be an extra special Sunday Saddle Blanket.
Most saddle blankets were woven with a plain center as no one would see it. It was a way to conserve the more expensive dyed wool. BUT the weaver who ...
Twill patterns are often used for saddle blankets because there is more wool per area than on traditional patterns. It's a difficult style to learn and takes many years to master.
This stunning blanket would have been folded in half to provide additional comfort for the horse. The twill style naturally creates "lazy" or sectional lines which wou...
Double saddle blanket woven from natural un-dyed Merino wool. This blanket would have been folded in half to provide additional padding between the saddle and the horse.
32″ x 54″ (.812M x1.37M)
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Valero (eight-pointed pinwheel) stars are recognized as an element of the "Crystal" style of weaving.
The weaver used Valero stars in this bold and confident Single Saddle Blanket - which would have been lain flat across the horse instead of doubled over as is done with Double Saddle Blankets. The weaver incorporated a number of "lazy lines" to...
This weaving was part of an Exhibition showing at the Tucson Desert Art Museum January 4 2017 to May 30 2017.
No, your eyes are not deceiving you. This is an Antique Navajo Double Saddle Blanket from the 1940s. It's woven in an unusual double twill - 2 faced. Check out the photos to see the weaving in detail.
Twill patterns are often used f...
Child's blanket, late Classic / early Transitional period. The colors in this piece are vibrant red, yellow, indigo, purple, and turquoise!
Wearables: Manta, Serape, Child
33″ x 50″ (2'9" x 4'2")
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Navajo single saddle blanket, colorful and fancy piece was woven using Germantown dyed wool. However, the white/cream colored wool, is hand-spun native wool. The fringe which accessorizes the back edge of the blanket indicates that this was a Sunday blanket, or one used on special occasions.
Storm Pattern Pictorial
Storm Pattern single saddle blanket showcases a big strong black bull inside the central element. This is a rare example of the Storm Pattern. Natural variegated beautiful brown/gray Merino wool. This weaving is on page 31 of the Painting With Wool Catalog
circa 1900 - 1910
27″ x 32″ ...
Valero (eight-pointed pinwheel) stars are recognized as an element of the "Crystal" style of weaving. This handsome double saddle blanket is no exception.
The gifted weaver of this piece used a unique positive/negative design in this piece which, when the blanket was folded in half, two different blankets would be seen depending on which side w...