Lot 89B: Early / Vibrant Navajo Wool Saddle Blanket
October 27, 2016
Louisville, CO, USALive Auction
** A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this lot will benefit The Fowler Museum at UCLA **
Native American, Southwest, Arizona, Navajo Indian, ca. 1950s to 1970s CE. A finely woven saddle blanket comprised of natural handspun cream, dark grey, and brown wool and aniline red and pale green wool yarns, presenting symmetrically arranged zigzag and diamond patterns. Quite striking. Size: 39.25" L x 25.5" W (99.7 cm x 64.8 cm)
Provenance: Ex-Peter Arnovick collection, San Francisco, CA
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Condition Report: Minor fraying at selvage termini and a few areas of discoloration as shown.