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Serape

Blanket

Object Number:59-14-38
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Navajo
Provenience: Arizona
New Mexico
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Locus: Navajo
Date Made: 1860-1870
Early Date: 1860
Late Date: 1870
Section:American
Materials:Homespun Wool
Natural Dye
Cochineal Dye
Technique:Handspun
Woven
Dyed
Length: 170 cm
Width: 143 cm
Credit Line:Exchange with Denver Art Museum, 1959
Other Number:RN-101-P - Other Number

Description

Red, white and blue striped blanket; the red and blue stripes are generally two cm. wide, the white stripes vary from 2-10 cm. wide. The red and blue stripes are bayeta two-ply wool; the white stripes are one-ply handspun wool. The edges have been overstitched with red bayeta wool. crimson dyed with conchineal and lac.

Bibliography:

[Book] Wheat, Joe B. 1984. The Gift of Spiderwoman. Southwestern Textiles. The Navajo Tradition.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 32View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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