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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.
Woven for a Navajo saddle to be used as a saddle throw, adorning the top of the saddle for extra padding and show.
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. The designs in this piece tell us it's from the Teec Nos Pos area of the reservation. Look at the "...
Teec Nos Pos
Are you or do you know a Freemason? If so, this might be just the perfect gift you've been searching for. This Teec Nos Pos Pictorial is very handsome. The hand carded brown background has been mixed very well. The green and orange colors are from vegetal dyes.
Originally woven for Shriners who visited the Grand Canyon by train, this piece w...
This early piece from the 1920s was woven using Lincoln wool and measures 2'10" x 4'4". It's point of focus is of a cluster of tumbling blocks with key points being the thin lines in the blocks and the corner designs which add depth, and highlight. It's extremely difficult to create straight lines when weaving. This rug was woven by a masterful ...