SOLD Serape with Provenance : Historic : GHT 2106

THIS is a one-of-a-kind, chance-of-a-lifetime treasure!

Axtell was Governor of the New Mexico Territory during the
Billy the Kids excursions. After a brief tenure as Governor of the Territory of Utah. Samuel Beach Axtell was appointed Governor of Territory of New Mexico by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1875.
Provenance of weaving includes family letter. 

Governor Axtell’s Navajo Blanket
In this piece, the red that you see is raveled flannel. The weaver would acquire flannel cloth - sometimes it was military clothing, and it would be un-raveled.  The resulting threads would be re-spun together.  This resulted in the highly sought after orange/red color found in weavings of this time. 

The other colors are from hand carded, hand dyed, hand spun Merino wool.
• White is a natural wool color.
• Blue is Indigo.
• Green is Rabbit Brush over dyed with Indigo.

These colors were spun down to the fineness of the flannel, very tedious work, but the end result is an incredibly fine and soft blanket. A very comfortable piece to wear and keep you warm.


Style Wearables: Manta, Serape, Child
Weaver Unknown Navajo
Date Circa 1870s
Size 68″ x 48″(1.72M x 1.219M)
Item # GHT 2106
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A unique blend of history, Native American culture and storytelling make these weavings an art like no other.

To be showcased on your walls or grace your floors, this functional heirloom is one-of-a-kind piece of history that took 100's of hours to create and will last many lifetimes. We'd love to tell you more about it!

For more information, pricing, and ordering please contact us. It would be our pleasure to help you!

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Type: Serape

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