Lot 8
  • 8

Transitional Rio Grande Blanket

4,000 - 6,000 USD
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  • wool
woven in handspun wool, in numerous bright aniline colors, with a large Vallero star medallion, surrounded by similar elements in the four corners, hourglass chains in alternating colors in the upper and lower fields, sawtooth columns and vertical zigzags at each side.


Sold Sotheby's New York, December 1998, lot 116

Catalogue Note

The use of a highly contrasting palette incorporating seven colors in varying shades enhance the lively pattern depicted, clearly reminiscent of both Saltillo blanket and American quilt designs. For a discussion of Vallero blankets see Fisher, ed., 1994, pp. 97-103, particularly pl. 82.