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Dates: 1880-1900
Size: 171.5 x 132 cm; 6 warps(comma) 34 wefts
Description: This is an example of the unique wedge weave(comma) or pulled warp(comma) structure practiced by Navajo weavers from about 1870 to 1890. This form of weaving broke with the traditional horizontal orientation of weft (or how yarn was passed over and under the stationary warp threads) to a diagonal orientation. Although this weaving technique is a more efficient way to create diagonals(comma) it effects the structure of the rug or blanket. Wedge weaves are characterized by zigzag lines and scalloped edges. This example is made of natural(comma) carded(comma) and aniline colors. The use of the aniline dyes from Germantown(comma) PA(comma) allowed the incorporation of more stunningly bright colors.

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“63_34_111.jpg,” accessed April 22, 2024, https://libomeka.unm.edu/items/show/402.

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