Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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saddle blanket
  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • saddle blanket, late 1800s–1929
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 78 x 80.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 30 11/16 x 31 11/16 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6612

This small, rectangular blanket is decorated with gray, red, pink, brown, orange, and black stripes of variable sizes. The widest gray stripes near the ends have pink stacked trapezoids in the center with gray and black mirroring the shape on either side. There are small light brown tassels at the corners.