Manta In 3-Ply Yarns Of Red & Deep Green

Item : 178
Origin: Navajo
Date: Circa 1870
Media: Wool
Dimensions: 39.5 x 61″

Description: Highly unusual Navajo manta woven with possible influence relating to Acoma embroidery.  This blanket may have been woven in the Fort Defiance Area, where Acoma may have provided some influence with elements .  The early 3 machine ply yarn, dyed with red aniline, could also suggest the Fort Defiance area relating to military yarns provided to the Navajo. The marching central figures is a pattern never seen before in Navajo blankets.  It’s in the migrating, stepped borders that one sees the reference to Acoma embroidery, along with the floating elements.

Price: SOLD

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