Pueblo Blue Bordered Manta 19th Century

Item: 736

Origin: San Ildefonso Pueblo
Date: : Circa 1880
Media: Wool
Dimensions: 54″ x 39″

Description: This classic manta was worn by the married women.  The body is a natural brown wool, homespun, done in a diagonal twill.  The upper and lower borders have a white, handspun yarn dyed with a dark indigo blue.  The selvages are indigo two plied yarns.  The simple aesthetic of these blankets give them a very modern feel.  Their soft color scheme of natural brown and deep indigo reminds many of those paintings done in a similar color palate by Mark Rothko.

Condition: This manta is in original, un restored condition.  There is evidence that the blanket was likely over dyed with a pinon pitch dye, and one can see traces of that left in the brown central field of the blanket.

Price: 6500