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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.
Sandpainting weavings are so special. Each is woven with intent - intent to share the sandpainting, and intent that it not be perfect and that some elements have been changed to protect the sacred ceremony.
This is a beautiful sandpainting weaving featuring Mother Earth (on the left) and Father Sky (on the right). The bottom figures depict th...
The art of weaving Twill patterns is fascinating. The weaver of this piece chose to use a herringbone pattern on this Single Saddle Blanket piece.
From the 1880s and forward, weavers would almost always use Twill as the style for weaving saddle blankets as it would create a thicker finished piece. Fancier designs would sometimes be worn on t...
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...