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Object #2008-211/1
Object nameWearing Blanket, Chief's Blanket, Third Phase
Culture of OriginNavajo
MaterialsYarn, Wool, White, Red, Purple, Black
TechniquesTapestry weave
Exhibit LabelThe shape of this blanket is based on the Pueblo maiden dress. The "Chief's" name is used because these were highly prized by Plains Indian chiefs as status symbols for their women family members.
DimensionsL: 61.5 in, W: 81.5 in
SourceBill and Marty Holm
CreditGift of Bill and Marty Holm

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