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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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This lovely weaving is from the 1920 and has a unique Arts & Crafts style. The change up of the red coloring is original to the piece and woven this way intentionally. We can only guess at the reasons. It may have been an intentional change so as the weaving would not be perfect.
Woven with hand carded, hand dyed Lincoln wool.
This custom double saddle blanket is woven with hand carded, hand spun mohair wool. Look closely for the green in the corners. Likely woven for a rancher or family member.
2'9" x 4'2"
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Antique Navajo Double Saddle Blanket for sale. Woven from Merino wool all hand carded and hand spun. The re-carded red and white were woven together to create the lighter sections of this blanket. Aniline dyes. The proportions suggest that the saddle blanket was woven for a Navajo saddle.
The corner tassels are plied yarn .
Woven in the 1940's, this is an unusual design with cow heads.Tightly woven using hand-carded, hand-spun, and hand-dyed native wools. Partial Spiderwoman crosses at the bottom.
3'2" x 4'6"
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Pictorial American Indian weavings often depict scenes from everyday life, or times past. In this scene we see mountains at the top. Horses and sheep have been vital to the survival of the Navajo. The wagons tell us this is a scene from around the 1800s.
The Navajo weaver is from the Many Farms area of the Navajo Reservation.
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 ...
This is a beautiful sandpainting weaving featuring Mother Earth (on the left) and Father Sky (on the right) from the Shooting way chant. The bottom figures depict the Great Figures. Horns of power appear on their heads, The masks are outlined in red to indicate the life and power within.
At the top of the weaving are Yei Be Chei dancers who ar...
Nightway Sandpainting with a folk art feel. Wonderful detail featuring a Yei, patient and Mediccine man. The patient is wrapped in a blanket and looks to be dancing.
Hand-carded, hand-spun, and hand-dyed native wool was used. Beautiful variegated brown/gray background wool. exquisite!
This piece was featured in our Woven Holy People galler...