An Early Pueblo (Likely Zuni) Wearing Blanket

Item: 876

Origin: Pueblo
Date: Circa 1870

Media: Wool

Dimensions: 68″ by 47″

Description: This is a rare and early Pueblo wearing blanket.  It’s comprised of a simple banding pattern alternating between natural brown and white wool yarn and indigo dyed wool yarn.  The indigo here is particularly beautiful being of a lighter blue shade. Characteristic of Pueblo weavings are the the fringe at the ends, no side selvage and doubled up warps along the sides. The coarseness of the weave is also a Pueblo trait.  The wool is soft churro and is very lightly spun allowing for a light and airy weight to the blanket.  This quality also contributes to its warmth.

Condition:  Condition is original without restoration but does include darning of areas to control unravelling of the yarns. The sides have some of this loose darning as seen in the photos.

Price: 8500

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