Posts Tagged ‘Bayeta’
The Brilliance of the Navajo Germantowns: Late Classic Weaving and Bayeta
Tempe, AZ Navajo Germantowns were woven during two overlapping periods identified as the Late Classic (1865-1880) and Transitional (1868-1895). Both periods are marked by increasing use of commercial materials and adaptation of designs from Rio Grande, Saltillo and other weaving traditions. During both periods, Germantown yarns were sometimes combined with other available weaving materials, most…Read More
Historic Blankets and New Wool: Toadlena and Two Grey Hills
Window Rock, AZ Yesterday, our class took the afternoon off to visit Toadlena and Two Grey Hills, about 70 miles northeast of Window Rock. We took one of my favorite routes: north on Indian Route 12, east on New Mexico 134 over Narbona Pass and then north on 491 before making a turn toward Toadlena…Read More
Is It Bayeta?
Many people, especially people who read this site, are familiar with the $500,000 Chief Blanket that was featured on the Antiques Roadshow and occasionally I get an email from someone who really, really, really hopes that they own a similar treasure. I haven’t found one so far, but I have gotten to see some really…Read More