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A woman’s dress half made of horizontal design fields in red and deep indigo | Donald Ellis Gallery

Woman’s Classic Dress Half

Navajo
Arizona or New Mexico

ca. 1850–60

raveled and handspun wool, indigo, lac and cochineal dyes

height: 45"

Inventory # S3417

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Bertlant, Anthony and Hunt Kahlenberg, Mary. Walk in Beauty: The Navajo and Their Blankets. Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith, Publisher, 1977, fig. 14

Kaufman, Alice and Selser, Christopher. The Navajo Weaving Tradition 1650 to Present.  New York: E. P. Dutton, 1985, pl. 22

Rodee, Marian. Weaving of the Southwest. Westchester: Schiffer Publishing, 1987, pls. 317 and 319