Saddle Blanket - Single Sunday Teec Nos Pos Navajo Weaving : Historic : PC-122

Style Saddle Blankets
Weaver Unknown
Circa 1890s
Size 35" x 30"
Item # PC-122
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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.  This piece would have looked spectacular peeking out from under its rider's saddle!  Unlike many Sunday Saddle Blankets, the weaver of this one added a longer fringe/tassel up both sides to help protect it, and provide a more complex display.  

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 brought this piece to life, did it with a bang!   The designs in this piece tell us it's from the Teec Nos Pos area of the reservation. Look at the positive/Negative "T" border on a gorgeous red variegated background. The weaver adorned it with small double-sided combs.  It was woven in the 1890s using 4-ply germantown yarn. 

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!

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