Rio Grande Blanket

Year
ca. 1900

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Media/materials
Natural and dyed cotton and wool
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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