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Woman's Dress or Manta

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Hand-spun wool
DATES 19th century
DIMENSIONS 43 3/4 x 50 3/4 in. (111.1 x 128.9 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Museum Collection Fund
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CAPTION Navajo (Native American). Woman's Dress or Manta, 19th century. Hand-spun wool, 43 3/4 x 50 3/4 in. (111.1 x 128.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 08.491.8955. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 08.491.8955.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION This extremely fine dress was collected from a Zuni girl in Ojo Caliente in the summer of 1895. The diamond twill borders and designs woven in red are characteristic of Navajo mantas that were worn as dresses and shawls by Pueblo women (mainly at Acoma and Zuni between about 1850-1880).
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Womans Dress or Manta