An Early and Fine Navajo Double Saddle Blanket With Open Center

Item: 1374

Origin: Navajo
Date: Circa 1890

Media: Hand spun wool

Dimensions: 51.5″ by 27″

Description: This is such a beautiful and sublime Navajo double saddle blanket.   The wool is churro and the weave is very fine.  The handle and look is like a late classic blanket.  The open center of variegated brown yarns is highly sophisticated with its subtle shifts in colorations, often set off by a lazy line.   The meandering, zig-zag stepped border is much like the stepping in classic blankets used to create a diagonal line between colors.   This whole internal open center with border is floating on the background of cream white.  The final border around the cream white background is a highly variegated brown edge between 1.5″ – 2″ wide. It doesn’t get any better than this!

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Restoration:  Minor restoration to the sides and a small tear at one end.

Price: 4,850

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