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Catalog has 42 examples of Navajo saddle blankets dating from the 1870s to 1940s. All blankets were on exhibit at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg Arizona.
This is beautiful Double Saddle was woven with purpose and presence. In the center is a Navajo woman and a male Foxtail Yei be Chei dancer. Possibly woven in the Crystal area. Hand carded, hand spun and hand dyed native wool. Plate 26 in the Navajo Horseman catalog. Page 36 in the Painting with Wool Navajo Pictorial catalog.
Antique Navajo Saddle Blanket for sale.
Eye Dazzler design, transitional. Indigo blue, merino wool.
This weaving has been a favorite of Steve's and part of his personal collection for decades. This is the first time this weaving has been offered.
33" x 29"