Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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striped blanket
  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • striped blanket, late 1800s–1915
  • Where object was made: Arizona, United States
  • wool, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 174 x 124 cm
    Object Length/Width: 68 1/2 x 48 13/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5502

The rectangular woolen blanket has a light natural field color. It has stripes oriented on the short axis. The center stripe is dark brown and has four thin dark blue lines. There are two very wide dark brown stripes on either side of the center stripe. Each wide stripe has eight thin dark blue lines and a slightly wider light natural stripe down the center of the dark brown. It has a very thin dark blue border.