Serrated diamonds Blanket-rug

Maker and role
Artist: Navajo, Native American

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Details


Media/materials
Natural and dyed wool
Credit line
Bequest of Marion Koogler McNay
Accession number
1950.770.7
Location
Further information
Navajo textiles experienced profound changes in the 1870s when traders brought, among other items, commercially made yarns, chemical dyes, manufactured cloth, and Rio Grande blankets. This Navajo blanket-rug draws inspiration from the Saltillo Rio Grande style, with an elaborate pattern of serrated diamonds and zigzags.

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