Rio Grande Blanket
ca. 1860
77" x 47"
Textile, Cotton, wool with natural dyes
Region: New Mexico
Classic Rio Grande blanket, with the simple colors of cream white, natural brown and indigo blue. This is a pre 1870s blanket, likely around 1860, and is woven of one width with no seam down the center. This blanket would have been woven on a narrow 28″ wide loom, so that one half of this blanket was woven at the same time underneath the top half.