A Single Saddle Blanket with Birdseye Twilling and Germantown Tassels, Navajo, circa 1890.
23" x 31"
Textile, The red 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 un-dyed handspun brown Merino fleece. The grey yarns are un-dyed brown and un-dyed white Merino fleeces carded together and handspun to create a variegated grey yarn. The white yarns are un-dyed handspun Merino fleece.
Condition is excellent with less than 1% restoration.