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Surprise! This one has been hiding in the gallery for quite some time. However, just as beautiful as the day it was woven. The blanket weave makes this single saddle very soft. The wool is absolutely beautiful!
Woven using Native Churro Wool and is part of our exclusive Churro collection.
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 ...
Rare Bistie Style Double Saddle Blanket with some natural dyes. From the personal Getzwiller Collection. Hand-carded, hand-spun, hand-dyed wool.
Bistie translates to Badlands by the Navajo. This design was recently recognized as its own distinctive style. It's characterized as having a strong central pattern and multiple borders. We often see...
Currently on loan to the Booth Museum in Cartersville GA. Woven for a Navajo saddle to be used as a saddle throw, adorning the top of the saddle for extra padding and show. The designs in this piece tell us it's from the Teec Nos Pos area of the reservation.
26" x 23"
This Single Saddle Blanket was woven in 1920 using hand carded, hand spun and hand dyed Lincoln wool. It has a classic Teec Nos Pos greek key border.
30″ x 32″ (.73M x .81M)
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Navajo double saddle blanket with a very graphic design. Hand carded, hand spun and hand dyed native wool. The more you inspect this piece, the more beautiful it becomes, with it's highly variegated brown wool field.
From the Crystal area. This Navajo rug has all natural wool except red and black which are over dyed. JB Moore design eleme...
Currently on loan to the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville GA until 2023. Some saddle blankets were woven to be used only on special occasions. They were known as Sunday Saddle Blankets, and this one is extra fancy.
Used for special occasions to throw over the saddle, not under it. The weaver of this one added a longer fringe/tassel u...
This Single Saddle Blanket was woven in 1920 using hand carded, hand spun and hand dyed Lincoln wool with aniline dyes and a natural tan field. It has a classic fretwork/Teec Nos Pos border, with a warp fringe finish which is typically seen on earlier weavings.
This beautiful piece was featured in the Navajo Textiles as Modern Art exhibit held ...
This twill single saddle blanket is a Third Phase variant with hand spun, hand dyed native wool with aniline dyed red and possibly natural dyed rabbit brush yellow.
The interesting optical alternates short pieces of red and pink segments with white and brown segments to create the illusion of variegation.
This weaving was part of an Exhibition...
Beautiful antique Navajo weaving was woven with Lincoln wool using aniline dyes, featuring red, orange, brown and grey floating diamond motif, making a very dramatic statement. Possibly from the Teec Nos Pos area/ Chinle area.
This weaving was part of an Exhibition showing at the Tucson Desert Art Museum January 4 2017 to April 30 2017. Please ...
This custom double saddle blanket is woven with hand carded, hand spun native wool with the white and blue is mohair wool. Look closely for the green in the corners. The initial RKJ was woven into the weaving. Likely woven for a rancher or family member. The initials make this piece unique - a piece of history. If only the weaving could ta...
Pictorial Navajo Rug woven in the 1940's. this is an unusual design with cow heads. Tightly woven using hand-carded, hand-spun, and hand-dyed native wools. Partial Spiderwoman crosses at the bottom.
This weaving was part of the 2016 /2017 Painting with Wool : Navajo Pictorial Weavings exhibit at Nizhoni Ranch Gallery and is on page 28 of the ...