Date: Circa 1870
Dimensions: 50.5″ x 35″
Description: This child’s size banded blanket is made of wonderful, soft and supple wool, assumed to be churro. The warps are dark brown, giving this blanket a multi-dimensional feel with the darker layer sometimes coming through as a hue to the surface. Grey and indigo bands are border with raveled red American flannel. The optical effect has these bands glowing as if they themselves have light within. A thin, camel colored yarn cuts across the blanket making for a classic idiosyncratic Navajo trait in mixing this background field up. The original selvage and tassels are two plies of white and red, creating a candy stripe look.
Restoration: No restoration has taken place on this weaving as far as I know. The selvage on the sides, tops and bottoms are all original as are the tassels.