In anticipation of the upcoming Whitehawk Antiques Show, we are offering collectors the first opportunity to purchase a unique and very special Late Classic Chief's blanket. This blanket has been in a private collection for many years. We are thrilled to be able to offer it here first (through our website) and then at the Whitehawk Antiques Show in a few weeks.
Isn't this a fascinating blanket? Classic in form and feel, completely innovative in the addition of tufts of the same wools sewn onto all four sides. We can only conclude that the weaver was reacting to all the dislocation and rapid changes that were occurring to the Navajo in the 1870s and 1880s. The red wool is raveled, 3 ply synthetic dyed commercial wool. The blue is indigo handspun and the white and brown wools are natural handspun. To learn more, click this link: http://www.marcyburns.com/textiles-collection/zs0ymzp8npp7k8zp0rfjer7lr5u7qg
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