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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE CALIFORNIA COLLECTION

Classic Pueblo Blanket, probably Acoma
Estimate
25,00035,000
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151

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE CALIFORNIA COLLECTION

Classic Pueblo Blanket, probably Acoma
Estimate
25,00035,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Classic Pueblo Blanket, probably Acoma
finely twill-woven in handspun and ravelled bayeta wool, in shades of lac (?) and cochineal dyed red and rich indigo blue, with an overall banded design overlaid with stripes; three panels woven with a diamond-twill technique.    
57 1/2 in. by 23in.
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Provenance

Forrest Fenn, Santa Fe, NM

Catalogue Note

Accompanying the blanket is a letter from Dr. Robert Sayers, formerly of the Smithsonian and responsible for cataloguing the museum's Pueblo Culture Collection, wherein he writes: "I remember deciding that the piece...was a man's shirt without a head hole cut through. An identical piece is shown in the DAM (Denver Art Museum) leaflet 94-95, ("Main Types of Pueblo Woolen Textiles") p. 174. Another piece in the Field Museum is illustrated in North American Indian Arts (Whitefield and Zim), p. 68. Those examples and the Fenn shirt (the subject lot) are very likely the only extant specimens. What pueblo they're associated with or in what context they were worn I don't yet know. But they certainly are interesting!"

For related examples see Fane, Jacknis, and Green, page 126, Plate 105, for a child's twilled poncho, Zuni, circa 1800, in the Brooklyn Museum of Arts,(#03.325.3373) and Coe, fig. 631 for a child's twilled poncho, Hopi, circa 1800, in the collection of the Denver Art Museum (#RHc-37). Another comparable example is in The Heard Museum, Phoenix.

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