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Blanket

Object Number:59-14-37
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Navajo
Provenience: Arizona
New Mexico
Navajo Reservation
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Locus: Navajo
Date Made: ca. 1880-1890
Early Date: 1855
Late Date: 1890
Section:American
Materials:Homespun Wool
Synthetic Dye
Length: 202 cm
Width: 122 cm
Credit Line:Exchange with Denver Art Museum, 1959
Other Number:RN-110-G - Other Number

Description

Late phase, Moki-style woman's Chief blanket. Two-ply (bayeta?) blue-gray wool. The background is small blue-gray and black stripes interspersed approximately every fifteen centimeters with stripes containing white wefts. In the center is a large stepped-diamond design element with white, blue-gray and red stripes. At each corner of the blanket and in the middle of the two length-sides half this design element appears. The edges are overcast with blue-gray overhand stitching.

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