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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.
This small Navajo weaving definitely tells a story as the mohair wool was unevenly spun and is highly va...
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.
Germantown Sunday Saddle Throw, made with Germantown yarns. This beautifully designed Sunday or "fancy" single saddle blanket throw utilizes salt and pepper yarn with pompoms.
The fringe which accessorizes the back edge of the blanket indicates that this was a Sunday blanket, or one used on special occasions as the fringe could be easily worn a...
Those who learn and master the very difficult style of Twill weaving are in a class by themselves. A Twill weave yields a different pattern on each side. Some weavers even weave a different design on each side. This dazzling Twill weave is from our private collection.
This weaving is a child/twill double saddle blanket. The wool is dyed with ...
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 "...
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 ...