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Photo: Elizabeth Mann


late 19th century

Spider Woman and Man are the holy ones who first brought weaving knowledge to the Navajo people. Developed over centuries, Navajo weaving often relies on distinctive red yarns as a signature element. In this blanket, a red diamond grid overlays stripes of purple and black, derived from commercial yarns obtained through government annuities and trade in the late 19th century.
51 x 71 1/4 in. (129.5 x 181 cm)
Gift of Katherine White and the Boeing Company
Photo: Elizabeth Mann
Not currently on view


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