Navajo Germantown eyedazzler

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Navajo Germantown eyedazzler

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56 1/2” wide x 87 1/2” long

circa 1880s-1890s

woven out of 4-ply commercially dyed wools from Germantown, PA mills

excellent condition

ex: Christie’s; Marti Struever; Marcy Burns American Indian Arts; Private Collection

$25,000.

(mc2044)

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This is a Navajo textile that can indisputably be termed "art". The use of early 1880s-colored wools reverberate between the more traditional elements of a large central band flanked by narrower  bands, incorporating the later trader-encouraged bands on the top and bottom of the textile. It is a true eyedazzler and yet at the same time it transcends that form to a unified graphic image. When seen in person, it is truly magnificent.

Condition is superb and both sides are equally beautiful.