Single Dress Panel

Item: 270

Origin: Navajo
Date: Circa 1850–1860
Media: Wool

Dimensions: 53″ x 32″
The single Navajo dress panel is woven of fine brown and indigo dyed handspun wool as well as very fine raveled bayeta that is worsted and is dyed with 60-70% lac and 30-40% cochineal.  Tests were done by David Wenger.  The panel has an old inventory number assigned by George Gustav Heye and was deaccessioned from his collection likely in the 1960s.