Marcy Burns American Indian Arts offers a wide selection of textiles including the following: Navajo Classic, Late Classic and Transitional blankets (including Germantown blankets), Navajo Regional rugs, Pueblo and Hopi textiles, Chilkat blankets, Rio Grande weavings, and an occasional Great Lakes textile. Some of these textiles were made to be worn; others were made for sale.
Navajo textiles are generally accepted as among the most beautiful and finest weaving in the world. Their designs, from the elelgance and simplicity of their early wearing blankets to the brilliance and ingeunuity of their "eyedazzlers", can reach the heights of fine art.
The Navajo are exceptionally creative and artistic people. They were not content to merely produce items for wearing and for trade but from the earliest times, reached for supreme aesthetics. They are also extremely adaptive and incorporated influences from the other cultures they encountered.
More detail on Chilkat and Rio Grande blankets will be given when you click the image and go to the enlarged image page.
We are happy to help educate the collector about the history and evolution of these various weavings and how to evaluate value. Our inventory shines in its quality and is ever-changing. Please contact us for more selection and/or information.
48” x 70”
handspun wool, no dyes in white; Blue handspun: indigo; red dye: synthetic; green: indigo and rabbit brush; yellow: rabbit brush; pink: mixed synthetic red and natural white.
excellent condition. No restoration to our knowledge. No visible wear.
ex: Private Collection
Price on request.
52" wide x 36" long
handspun and raveled wool with synthetic and natural dyes, including lac and cochineal dyes
ex: Private Collection
56 1/2” wide x 87 1/2” long
woven out of 4-ply commercially dyed wools from Germantown, PA mills
ex: Christie’s; Marti Struever; Marcy Burns American Indian Arts; Private Collection
Spiderwoman emerging from the center of the earth and emerging into the Middle World, as per the Navajo Creation tale, with stylized spiderwoman crosses represented throughout the textile
39" wide x 60 1/2" long
woven out of handspun wool ( natural, synthetic-dyed and indigo-dyed wool)
SPECIAL SALE: $3900. (reduced from $4800.)
53 1/2" wide x 83 1/4" long
handspun natural wools, very finely woven
33"w x 44" long
33" wide x 44" long
please contact us for price
32" wide x 48 " long including fringe
SPECIAL SALE: $3400. (Previously priced $4800., reduced to $3900.)
36" wide x 46" log
handspun synthetic-dyed wool
excellent condition. a few very small spots on one side that may clean out.
21.5" wide x 21" long
4-ply Germantown wools
excellent condition. One side has slight fading in the purple yarn. A few stitches have moth grazing.
$450. *SALE (previously $650.)
21 1/2” wide x 21” long
ex: Don Bennett Collection; Private Collection
circa 18" high x 18" wide
4-ply synthetic-dyed Germantown wools woven sampler size and joined together
stuffing is likely handspun wool
ex: Marcy Burns Indian Arts; Private Collection