Navajo. <em>Woman's Dress or Manta</em>, 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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 08.491.8955.jpg)

Woman's Dress or Manta

Artist:NavajoA:shiwi (Zuni Pueblo)

Medium: Hand-spun wool

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 43 3/4 x 50 3/4 in. (111.1 x 128.9 cm)


Accession Number: 08.491.8955

Image: 08.491.8955.jpg,

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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