Manta, Acoma, circa 1860, 19th century classic pueblo textile blanket native american indian southwest antique



circa 1860
wool with natural dyes
44 x 51 inches
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A Classic Period Acoma Manta. Two embroidered bands of stepped pyramids in red ; flank a diagonal twill weave body, with end bands in a diamond twill, a chainlink border on all four sides and tufted corner tassels. Woven of native handspun wool with indigo and cochineal dye.
This blanket has been mounted on a stretcher for wall display (it can be removed without compromising the textile).

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