Double Saddle Blanket, unknown artist (#70)

35 1/2" x 55 1/2"


This style of weaving is called a saddle blanket. We are fairly certain, however, that it has never felt the back of a horse, heard the creak of leather, or seen the gleam of brass tack. No matter, the weaver's intentions were good. This rug is completely hand-spun and woven with natural wool. We are certain it is wholly familiar with sheep. It came to be sometime in the ‘40s, so it has lived on a floor somewhere and been loved for some time. We are uncertain who did the weaving, but assume she lived her life in the embrace of Navajoland.