An Early Navajo Banded Blanket

Item: 814

Origin: Navajo
Date: circa 1850

Media: Wool
Dimensions:  65″ x 45.5″

Description: This wonderful and early blanket is in unrestored condition with the original light blue selvage.  It’s rare for such an early, common man/woman’s blanket to have lasted this long in such great condition. The simple, banded pattern consists of groupings of 4 bands with each band two brown colors centered with indigo blue.  There are 7 of these band groups all on a butter-colored white field.  I encourage you to read a blog that I wrote entirely on this blanket, as it will give you a very through explanation: https://jamescomptongallery.com/of-banded-blankets-and-finding-god/

Restoration:  No restoration

Price: 8500