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Navajo rug for sale.
Elvie Vanwinkle has finished her small Moki style weaving but this time there is a twist! On an earlier visit to the gallery she picked up some Churro wool and this is her 1st weaving with it. Elvie is known for tight near tapestry weavings. She has woven with both vegetal and aniline dyed wool. We especially love that ...
Woven to be used as a single saddle blanket, the weaver hand-carded, hand-spun and hand dyed mohair wool. Rainbow bars are orange, red and lime green with a hint of natural grey wool. Orange animal figures might be horses or maybe bears.
26″ x 39″
This Single Saddle Blanket was woven in 1920 using hand carded, hand spun and hand dyed Lincoln wool with aniline dyes and a natural tan field. It has a classic Teec Nos Pos greek key border, with a warp fringe finish which is typically seen on earlier weavings.
This beautiful piece was featured in the Navajo Textiles as Modern Art exhibit held...
Woven for a Navajo saddle to be used as a saddle throw, adorning the top of the saddle for extra padding and show. The designs in this piece tell us it's from the Teec Nos Pos area of the reservation.
26" x 23"
Learn more about Navajo woven Saddle Blankets
This is a fabulous example of a Double Saddle blanket. Woven with all naturally colored Merino wool, the weaver incorporated many lazy lines in this piece. The weaver has created a beautiful optical landscape design.
These lines also serve a very useful purpose in saddle blankets as the act as "hinges" and allow the blanket to conform better...
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 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 ...