This is a very nice Navaho weaving. It is a little small for a saddle blanket,
but the thicker wool used was normally for the horse blankets, which this is
the thicker wool. Could also be a sampler sold to tourists back in the 1930s
and 40s. Either way it is a very nice piece. No damage, very little fade. Has
the lazy lines which all Navaho textiles should have.
Measures 26 x 25 inches. I am guessing on the age, could be much older. It
does have a couple of spots to both sides and a small split on the edge, see
These textiles were produced by Navajo people of the Four Corners area of the
United States. Navajo textiles are highly regarded and have been sought after
as trade items for over 150 years. Commercial production of handwoven blankets
and rugs has been an important element of the Navajo economy. As one expert
expresses it, "Classic Navajo serapes at their finest equal the delicacy and
sophistication of any pre-mechanical loom-woven textile in the world."
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