Classic Period Serape

classic period Serape sarape , Navajo, circa 1860 pre reservation native american indian antique, rug, textile, red, blue, cochineal, indigo, rabbitbrush
Classic Period Serape
Navajo (Dine),
circa 1860
wool with natural dyes
78 x 49 ½ inches
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Classic Period (Pre-Reservation) Navajo sarape/blanket. Finely woven of native handspun wool with indigo (blue), rabbit brush (soft yellow) and cochineal (red) dye.

Fred Harvey Company
Herbert G. Wellington, New York
By descent to the present owner

Illustrated: 'Pleasing The Spirits: A Catalogue of a Collection of American Indian Art' by Douglas C. Ewing, color plate 22 (catalogue no. 195)

This textile is a blanket and is soft in texture; it displays beautifully as a wall hanging. It is also well suited for use as a bed or furniture covering/throw. Not suited for use as a floor rug.

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