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Lot 54

Navajo Stylized Third Phase Chief's Blanket, 1920s

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A Navajo stylized third phase chief's blanket, hand-spun wool with aniline dyes, circa 1920s. The traditional design incorporates a field of white and black/ dark brown stripes bisected by checkered red and blue bars, with six red and blue triangles at the ends and edges. Measures 48" x 67".

Provenance: From a private collection, one of three Navajo blankets purchased by the present owner's parents on their 1940 honeymoon.


Overall good condition. There are areas of wear to the end cords and selvedges, resulting in some looseness to the weave in those areas.