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classic period Serape sarape , Navajo, circa 1860 pre reservation native american indian antique

Serape

Serape

Navajo,
circa 1860
 
wool with natural dyes
78 x 49 ½ inches
16071
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Classic Period (Pre-Reservation) Navajo sarape/blanket. Finely woven of native handspun wool with indigo (blue), rabbit brush (soft yellow) and cochineal (red) dye.

Provenance:
Fred Harvey Company
Herbert G. Wellington, New York
By descent to the present owner

Illustrated: 'Pleasing The Spirits: A Catalogue of a Collection of American Indian Art' by Douglas C. Ewing, color plate 22 (catalogue no. 195)

This textile is a blanket and is soft in texture; it displays beautifully as a wall hanging. It is also well suited for use as a bed or furniture covering/throw. Not suited for use as a floor rug.

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