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Women's Germantown Shoulder Blanket or Saddle Blanket

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Wool, dye
DATES ca. 1880
DIMENSIONS 50 x 30 1/2in. (127 x 77.5cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER X670
CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Navajo (Native American). Women's Germantown Shoulder Blanket or Saddle Blanket, ca. 1880. Wool, dye, 50 x 30 1/2in. (127 x 77.5cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X670. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, X670_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION This blanket has a red background with orange and grey zig zag stripes running horizontally across. There are tassels on the corners. Condition: a little fraying on the longer edges in center area. One corner has a green yard wrapped around it that might possibly be a signature or a trading post remnant from hang tag.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (79%)
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