Wedge Weave


From: Arizona | Navajo Reservation

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 59-14-31
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Navajo
Provenience Arizona | Navajo Reservation
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Locus Navajo
Date Made ca. 1890-1900
Section American
Materials Homespun Wool | Synthetic Dye

Handspun wool wedge-weave blanket. Woven in a multi-locking zig-zag or chevron pattern. The wool is mostly dyed with natural dyes, but a few small "zigs" of bright orange were dyed with comercial dyes. The predominant color is red, with shades ranging from scarlet to light red. Other colors are gray-blue, black, light blue, white and orange. The border is finished with an overhand stitch, 3-ply handspun wool.

Length 197 cm
Width 123 cm
Credit Line Exchange with Denver Art Museum, 1959
Other Number RN-129-G - Old Museum Number

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