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Blanket or Rug

A work made of wool, dovetailed tapestry weave; twined edges and ends.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of wool, dovetailed tapestry weave; twined edges and ends.

Date:

c. 1900

Artist:

Navajo (Diné)
Ganado area, Arizona, United States

About this artwork

This blanket or rug displays many of the characteristics of Navajo weaving made at the turn of the previous century. During this period, Navajo artists were working in an increasingly commercial environment, with many of their weavings destined for non-Indian buyers. Weavers also could sell their work through traders who would make suggestions on colors and designs in response to market trends. The bold rows of linked crosses are formed using only two colors against a variegated gray background—a limited palete that is a striking departure from the Navajo weavers’ earlier vibrant “Eye Dazzler” blankets. The unusually large size of this textile suggests that it was woven for a specific purpose or location.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Culture

Navajo (Diné)

Title

Blanket or Rug

Origin

Arizona

Date

Made 1895–1905

Medium

Wool, dovetailed tapestry weave; twined edges and ends

Dimensions

308 × 157.5 cm (121 1/4 × 62 in.) Warp repeat: 47-48.4 cm (18 1/2-19 in.) Weft: point repeat

Credit Line

Gift of Joseph W. Fell

Reference Number

1999.581

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