Fancy double saddle blanket
Native American, Navajo
Object Place: Navajo, Southwest, North America
136 x 100 cm (53 9/16 x 39 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Wool tapestry weave with diagonal joins
Not On View
Transitional fancy double saddle blanket, known as a Germantown eyedazzler, to be doubled and used with tassels hanging down horse’s rump, also very popular trade item. Three zoens with two serrate diamonds and two serrate diagonals at each end, vertical serrate lines across center, on red ground.
Bright red ground through the middle of which are groups of serrated stripes in bright yellow, green, dark blue and white; across the ends narrow green and blue stripes mark off a space in which are two diamonds and two diagonal stripes in yellow, green, dark blue and white; red fringe on ends, and tassels on corners.
Purchased by the MFA, April 16, 1899
Museum purchase with general funds