Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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partial third phase chief's blanket
  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • partial third phase chief's blanket, late 1800s–1899
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 84.5 x 241 cm
    Object Height/Width: 33 1/4 x 94 7/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6578

The long narrow rectangle is a portion of a wearing blanket. One red stepped diamond in center has a white cross and a brown outline mirroring the diamond. There is a half-diamond at either end. The field consists of wide horizontal stripes in white and dark brown.