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This Navajo Twill Double saddle was woven during the transitional period--1890-1900. The unknown weaver was experimenting with design, patterns and vibrant color! Hard to believe is wasn't woven in the 1960s. Great Art !!!
This weaving is part of Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles April 5,2019 - September 29,2019 at the Heard Museum...
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 ...
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...
Twill patterns are often used for saddle blankets because there is more wool per area than on traditional patterns. It's a difficult style to learn and takes many years to master.
This stunning blanket would have been folded in half to provide additional comfort for the horse. The twill style naturally creates "lazy" or sectional lines which wou...