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Blanket

Object Number:59-14-36
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Navajo
Provenience: Arizona
New Mexico
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Locus: Navajo
Date Made: 1870-1875
Early Date: 1870
Late Date: 1875
Section:American
Materials:Wool
Natural Dye
Cochineal Dye
Technique:Handspun
Dyed
Length: 150 cm
Width: 123 cm
Credit Line:Exchange with Denver Art Museum, 1959

Description

Woman's classic chief blanket. Three large bands of blue and red and brown stripes on black and gray thinly stripped background. All stripes horizontal. Major design elements are stepped triangles with stepped diamond in center. Horizontal line designs in middle of geometric shapes. Edges of blanket bound with blue overstitch. Mostly handspun, naturally dyed wool--some two ply red yarn (bayeta).

Bibliography:

[Book] Wheat, Joe B. 1984. The Gift of Spiderwoman. Southwestern Textiles. The Navajo Tradition.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 30View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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