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Chief Blanket

Date: 1860-1880
Medium: natural handspun wool and bayeta (unraveled wool cloth); indigo dye
Dimensions:
56 1/2 × 70 3/4 inches (143.5 × 179.7 cm)
Classification: Textiles
Credit Line: Bequest of H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1965
Object number: 82.900.109
Stark Number: 118
Accession Number: 1965.5.43
DescriptionChief pattern third phase. Yarn colors are navy, brown, red and white.
Label Text:The stripes of the Chief Blanket provide the basic pattern. In the third-phase blanket, triangular shapes are entered into the rectilinear design of the blanket. In this early third-phase blanket, diamonds and sections of diamonds are used instead of blocks of color.
Provenance: Kohlbergs, Denver Colorado; H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965]; bequeathed September 2, 1965 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to the Stark Museum of Art
Exhibitions:
  • Southwestern Weaving from the Collection of the Stark Museum of Art
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