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Classic Navajo Woman's Dress Half

Auction:
2142
Lot:
314
Sold for:
$7,050$6,000

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Auction:
Sale #2142 - 2142
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
May 11, 2002 10:00AM

Description:

Classic Navajo Woman's Dress Half, mid-19th century, tightly woven in handspun and raveled wool, in variegated dark brown, deep indigo blue, and cochineal dyed dark red, the upper and lower borders with terraced frame and four cross devices, (wool loss to one end), 48 x 33 in.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

Keywords

cross devices, Cochineal, Food science, Navajo Nation, Navajo people, Navajo rug, Navajo tribe, Wool