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NA.302.160
Navajo | Germantown | wearin...
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NA.302.160 | L: 62 in, width: 44 in | Gift of Harris A. and Lee Thompson | Early Germantown (Saxony), Man's wearing blanket, unknown weaver. Firmly and smoothly executed blanket weave having 9 warp and 40 to 62-64 weft threads to the linear inch depending on yarn type. Lazy lines inconspicuous. Workmanship is excellent. Shows normal wear but is in very good condition. Pure early classic design Saxony wearing blanket, bands or stripes of white, red, probably indigo, with nine-spot theme in yellow, serrated six-sides central figure in center strip, and all the others two-three-or four sided (partial). Some re-twisted two ply ravelled yarn. Three ply is Cochineal, orange four ply is respun ravelled flannel. Orange has bled into the yellow in places. JBW dates at about 1870 based on the materials. Excellent condition. JBW evaluation. | na.302.160.jpg | figures | serrated | stripes | wearing | blanket | wool | Navajo | Germantown

NA.302.159
Navajo | textile | blanket |...
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NA.302.159 | 1875-1880 | L: 80 in, width: 51 in | Gift of Harris A. and Lee Thompson | Germantown serape, Man's wearing blanket, Navajo unknown weaver. Firmly and smoothly executed blanket weave having 10 warp and 50-54 weft threads to the linear inch. Shows normal wear; selvage cords broken in places, corner tassels missing, a few small holes, minor damage at the ends, very good condition. Workmanship is excellent. Lazy lines numerous but tight and inconspicuous. (Probably late 1870s). Large loosely planned serrated interlocking diamond design, which contains smaller design elements - bars, broken serrated triangle parts, etc. in blue and white. Good condition. JBW dates . JBW evaluation. | na.302.159.jpg | Germantown | serrated | bars | Diamond | tassel | textile | blanket | serape | wearing | Germantown | wool | Navajo

NA.302.157
Navajo | Germantown | wearin...
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NA.302.157 | L: 78 in, width: 55 in | Gift of Harris A. and Lee Thompson | Germantown, (serape G-T), Man's wearing blanket, unknown weaver. Very firmly and smoothly executed weave characteristic of a "Germantown" and having 7 warp and 50-52 weft threads to the linear inch. Lazy lines are tight and inconspicuous. Workmanship is excellent. Very good condition. Selvage cords broken in places, a very few small holes, corner tassels largely missing. Germantown red with most of piece covered with interlocking large serrated diamonds in black, Saltillo style, edged in white, Centers of the diamond part contain crosses in green, purple and black. All commercial. See JBW evaluation. Possible Hubble 1890-1900, Navajo, circa late 19th century. JBW analysis. | na.302.157.jpg | Diamond | serrated | crosses | tassel | wearing | blanket | wool | Navajo | Germantown

NA.504.64
Northern Plains | Sioux | pi...
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NA.504.64 | ca. 1910 | bowl length: 7.75 in | Adolf Spohr Collection, Gift of Larry Sheerin | Ritual and Recreation; Smoking and Narcotics. (A) Circular wooden stem with carved turtle and bull design with two wooden rings in center. Serrated edge on side painted red. (B) Circular bowl of black sedimentary stone with triangular catlinite and lead insets. | NA.504.64.JPG | na.504.64.jpg | bull | turtle | serrated | pipe stem and bowl | carved | stone | wood | lead | black | serrated | sedimentary | paint | Red | catlinite | insets | Northern Plains | Sioux

NA.302.185
Navajo | Dine | rug | wool
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NA.302.185 | ca. 1910-1920 | L: 157 in, width: 112 in | Gift of the A. Phimister Proctor Museum with thanks to Alex Holbein | Large Navajo woven textile. Probably woven in the Nazilini Ganado trade area. Colors used are gray, black, white, tan and red. The color gray is used as the background color. The three boarder colors are white, black and tan. A serrated diamond outline is the basic geometric design. The design colors are red, tan, and gray. Homespun wool is used as the weaving material. The black and white are natural colors supon into the gray color; the tan is a vegetal dye. The red color is acquired by dyieing the white natural wool with an anilini red dye. The textile is in lower fair condition. Major problems are; edge damage on both ends, burn marks, and sever vermin areas where the damage results in holes, a major stain along one border. The textile was collected byt he noted sculptor-artist Alexander Phimister Proctor (1862-1950), supposedly used as a tipi rug. circa 1910-1920 | na.302.185.jpg | Woven | serrated | Diamond | rug | wool | Navajo | Dine

NA.302.163
Navajo | blanket | wool
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NA.302.163 | L: 82 in, width: 60 in | Gift of Harris A. and Lee Thompson | Transitional Period, 1890-1900 Navajo weaving "eye dazzler", weaver unknown. Aniline dyed multicolored "eye dazzler", red field/background in overlay patterns of serrated diamond, in shades of green, yellow, purple, white and lavender, titled the "Jelly Bean Transitional " as published in New Mexico Magazine, This blanket design was copyrighted by the Alexander Henry Collection for use as a fabric print for clothing and Southwestern decor. | na.302.163.jpg | diamonds | serrated | blanket | wool | Navajo