Double Saddle Blanket : Historic Navajo : PC 249

Considered a Late Classic Transitional Double Saddle Blanket.  Hand carded, hand spun Native wool with aniline dyes and Brazil wood brown.  The brown in this diagonally woven twill textile is Brazil wood, a dye that was only available in the Rio Grande area.

This piece was likely woven by the same Navajo weaver as PC-248.

This weaving was part of an Exhibition showing at the Tucson Desert Art Museum January 4 2017 to April 30 2017 – Please look at the Dazzled Eye catalog on page 4 to find this weaving.  

Style Saddle Blankets
Weaver Unknown Navajo
Date circa 1880-1890
Size 28″ x 48″ (2'4" x 4')
Item # PC 249
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