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Chief's Blanket

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Wool, dye
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES 1863-1868
    DIMENSIONS 58 1/2 x 78 in. (148.0 x 198.0 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Navajo. Chief's Blanket, 1863-1868. Wool, dye, 58 1/2 x 78 in. (148.0 x 198.0 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X675. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, X675_view1_PS5.jpg)
    IMAGE detail, X675_view1_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION This is a classic second phase "Chief" blanket in red/navy with stripes in plain white, a center core of red and navy block design. Condition: one area worn. Some soiling. Has velcro for hanging on long edge.
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