Blanket

Native American, Navajo
1880–90


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

138 x 195 cm (54 5/16 x 76 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

12.1090

Medium or Technique

Wool tapestry weave with interlocked joins

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Late classic design with red ground which is divided into stepped diamond network with quartered diamond filler motifs with indigo blue, vegetable-dyed green, yellow and natural white handspun yarns, synthetic red-dyed yarns. In each red diamond is a small diamond made up of two blue and two yellow triangles. One row of diamonds has white and yellow triangles.

Provenance

1912, gift of John Ware Willard (b. 1859 - d. 1914), Brookline, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1912)

Credit Line

Gift of John Ware Willard