Rio Grande Blanket

Year
ca. 1900

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Media/materials
Cotton and wool with aniline dyes
Measurements
46 1/4 x 83in (117.5 x 210.8cm)
Credit line
Bequest of Marion Koogler McNay
Accession number
1950.770.9
Further information
In the early 1900s, as tourism increased in the Southwest, textiles became commercialized. Blankets evolved from a household necessity to a trading item for visitors. A blend of Spanish and indigenous patterns, ChimayĆ³ blankets range from the Rio Grande saltillo design to the Navajo serrated diamonds and Pueblo patterns of solid, alternating stripes.

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