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A blanket showcasing classic stripe and diamond designs made up of red, blue, dark brown and grey | Donald Ellis Gallery

Late Classic Third Phase Chief's Blanket

Navajo
Arizona or New Mexico

ca. 1880

wool, natural and synthetic dyes

width: 69"

Inventory # S3521

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Provenance

This blanket is from the collection of George Horace Lorimer (b. 1867 d. 1937) and his son, George Burford Lorimer. George Horace Lorimer was editor-in-chief of the Saturday Evening Post from 1899 until his death in 1937, and was an avid collector of Native American textiles. The Lorimer collection of textiles was amassed over a 30 year period while touring pueblos and reservations in the American Southwest during the early part of the 20th century
Sotheby’s, NY, November 25, 1991, lot 23
Private collection, Connecticut

Related Examples

Los Angeles County Museum, Nos. A. 5141.42-35, A.5141.42-132 and A. 5141.42-133 – See: Navajo Textiles, Blomberg, Tuscon, University of Arizona Press, 1988, pp. 66, 68 and 71

School of American Research, Santa Fe, NM, No. SAR T.328 – See: Peck Kent, Kate. Navajo Weaving: Three Centuries of Change. Santa Fe: School of American Research Press, 1985, pl. 8