Saddle Blanket, between 1860 and 1870

  • Navajo, Native American

Wool

  • Framed: Overall: 42 1/2 × 28 inches (108 × 71.1 cm) Overall (velcro): 26 3/4 inches (67.9 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Stroh Brewery Foundation Fund

1987.79

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Rectangles
  • Stripes
  • Zigzags
  • Geometric patterns
  • Navajo
  • Wool (textile)
  • Textile
  • Blanket (covering)
  • Saddle blanket
  • Fort union

Provenance

1870s, collected by Harrison Samuel Weeks, Captain, U.S. Army while stationed at (Fort Union, New Mexico, USA); bequeathed to his daughter, Helen Weeks Winchester (Allegan, Michigan, USA); 1943, bequeathed to her children, although in the possession of Henry T. Winchester, Jr. (Allegan, Michigan, USA); 1987-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Rights Status

Navajo, Native American, Saddle Blanket, between 1860 and 1870, wool. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Stroh Brewery Foundation Fund, 1987.79.