Woman's classic two-piece dress

Native American, Navajo
1840–60


Object Place: Navajo, Southwest, United States

Dimensions

125 x 81.5 cm (49 3/16 x 32 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.147

Medium or Technique

Wool tapestry weave with interlock joins

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Complete woman’s two-piece dress with back and front panel stitched together; black central field with broad red and narrow black bands at top and bottom; on the widest red bands are diamond designs made of blocks

Provenance

Mrs. Mary L. Eldredge, Jewett, New Mexico; purchased by MFA, October 30, 1899

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds by exchange from the Turner Sargent Collection—Bequest of Mrs. Turner Sargent (Amelia J. Holmes)