A Double Saddle Blanket with a Grey Window and a Brown and White Border, Navajo, circa 1900. joshua-baer textile The grey yarns are handspun brown and handspun white Merino fleece carded and spun together to create variegated grey handspun yarns. The brown yarns and the white yarns are un-dyed handspun Merino fleeces.
A Double Saddle Blanket with a Grey Window and Germantown Tassels, Navajo, circa 1900. joshua-baer textile The red and orange yarns are three-ply machine-spun knitting yarns, also known as Germantown yarns, dyed in the skein with synthetic dyes. The dark brown yarns are brown Merino fleece handspun and top-dyed in the yarn with pinon pitch. The grey yarns are un-dyed brown and un-dyed white Merino fleeces carded together and handspun to create variegated grey yarns. The white yarns are un-dyed handspun Merino fleece.