Twill Single Saddle Navajo Blanket : Historic : PC 121

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 top of the saddle to give the rider additional cushion, or rolled and tied behind the saddle to be admired. 

This piece is hand spun, hand carded Native wool with aniline orange.  There is an unusual twill design with a cotton warp fringe finish.  This beautiful piece was featured in the Navajo Textiles as Modern Art exhibit held at Nizhoni Ranch Gallery March 11 - June 30 2017. You can find more about this weaving in the Navajo Textiles As Modern Art catalog on page 35.

Style Saddle Blankets
Weaver Unknown Navajo
Date Circa 1880-1890
Size 30″ x 26″ (0.76M x0.66M)
Item # PC 121
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