Description

Responding to market interest in new textile patterns and uses, the innovative wedge weave technique was developed by the Navajo of the southwestern United States in the late 19th century. With its vibrant, zig-zag patterns, wedge weave, for which this blanket is an early example, was unusual not only for the short length of time it was used, but also for its structural difference from classic Navajo textiles.


DESIGNER/

Navajo Nation

DATE/

c. 1870

MATERIALS/

Dark brown, white and grey, handspun natural wool. Red, orange and salmon, handspun aniline dyed wool. Three small plum sections of three ply yarn. Yellow and indigo, handspun vegetal dyed wool.

DIMENSIONS/

144.78 x 110.49 cm

STYLE/

Historic

HERITAGE/

United States

SHIPS FROM/

Santa Fe

$125,000

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