12 January 2006
PROPERTY FROM A MAJOR AMERICAN MUSEUM, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS FUND
THREE NAVAJO SADDLE BLANKETS
the first, woven of native handspun wool in natural and aniline shades of ivory, brown, black, red, green, and orange, with a pair of concentric serrated chevrons overlaying broad bands; the second, woven of native handspun wool in natural shades of ivory and brown, with a central cross motif and a Vallero star in each corner; the third, woven of native handspun wool in natural and aniline shades of ivory and brown, with two angular bands of parallelograms
Dimensions: the first, 34¾ x 27½ in. (.91 x .69 m.); the second, 38 x 25½ in. (.96 x .65 m.); the third, 30½ x 30 in. (.77 x .76 m.) (3)
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The third, illustrated in Patterns and Sources of Navajo Weaving by Bill Harmsen, page 51.
This lot is exempt from Sales Tax.
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