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Navajo double saddle blanket with just a hint of color. Hand carded hand spun and all natural color native wool. The more you inspect this piece, the more beautiful it becomes, with it's highly variegated brow wool border.
As a double saddle blanket this piece would have been folded in half to provide extra padding for the horse's back.
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 piece was likely woven by the same Navajo weaver as PC-248.
This weaving is part of...
This is simply a delightful handsome double saddle blanket. Woven around the turn of the last century, it's great - in condition, color, and quality.
If you look closely you can see the Mountains in the design. This blanket would have been folded in half to provide additional padding between the saddle and the horse.