Colors are Indigo blue with plied yellow-green-orange-brown
Plied means the yarns were taken from bolts of Flannel (American made cloth) or Bayeta cloth (imported from Europe) that was unraveled and respun to weave on the traditional Navajo Upright Loom. This blanket, possibly 150 years old, is a rare opportunity to own part of the Native American History.
During the early pioneer days the Navajo would trade with other Indian Tribes and the Cavalry. A single Navajo Blanket was sometimes traded for many horses or as much as $50 in gold. A Navajo blanket was highly prized and valuable, as they were so tightly woven they could save a life, keeping the owner warm and dry in a rain or snowstorm. This particular weaving is expertly woven and as all Navajo Weavers incorporated art into life. The combinations of color and design elements reveal a complex yet geometrically simple art statement. Navajos were the pioneers of Modern Art.
|Location of Origin: North America|
|Medium/Materials: Merino Wool, Raveled Flannel & Bayeta Yarns|
|Dimensions: 51″ x 80″ (1.29M x 2.03M)|
|Primary Classification: Arts of the American West : Native American Clothing and Textiles|
|Secondary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : Native American Clothing and Antiques|
|Tertiary Classification: Textile Arts : Native American Clothing|
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