Chief's Blanket, Third Phase Pattern

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Classic Period Chief's Blanket, Third Phase Pattern
Navajo (Dine),
circa 1860
wool with aniline dyes
51 ¼ x 65 inches
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Classic Period, circa 1860, Chief's Blanket in a Third Phase pattern. This chiefs blanket is woven in traditional 3rd phase design with nine diamiond elements in red and blue against a classic banded ground of ivory and brown. Woven of native handspun churro wool in natural colors of white (ivory) and brown with indigo dyed blue and cochineal dyed red (3-ply Saxony and raveled 3-ply Bayeta).
Acquired in the 1870's by a Denver, Colorado family as a gift following the birth of a son.
Private collection, Toronto, Canada (by descent through the above family)
Private collection, California
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