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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...
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...