Navajo saddle blankets: textiles to ride in the American West

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Navajo saddle blankets -- woven for cowboys not collectors -- have been largely overlooked in favor of the celebrated Navajo rugs. Featuring 85 superb examples of Navajo saddle blankets from the permanent collection at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (Museum of New Mexico), this book traces their development from trading posts to ranching and rodeo, from its beginnings in the early American West to the present-day production for discriminating horse riders. Saddle blankets are the one weaving form that has been produced continuously both for Navajo use and trade.In the wealth of books on Navajo textiles, there has never before been a study of these utilitarian saddle blankets, where Navajo weavers excel in double weaves, the two-faced textiles, the twills, and the tufted angoras. These interdisciplinary essays explore the design and artistry of Navajo saddle blankets, the culture of the American West that spurred this usable art form, the utilitarian nature of this woven craft, and the enduring demand for these textiles by cowboys and collectors alike.
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Grouped Work ID 2062991e-4cf5-73c6-abcf-09c60457a434
Grouping Title navajo saddle blankets textiles to ride in the american west
Grouping Author lane coulter
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display_description "Navajo saddle blankets are among the most under appreciated art forms in the American Southwest, the Cinderella of Navajo textiles. Both maker and user generally have seen them as utilitarian objects to be worn out and discarded. As a result, we do not adequately appreciate them as an art form within the Navajo weaving tradition. By the same token, we tend to ignore designs and weaving techniques that are particular to saddle blankets, for this is the area where double weaves, the two-faced, the tufted angoras, and especially the twills come into their own. And finally, we miss the lively interaction of this form of textile with the great cowboy culture of the West."--BOOK JACKET
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subject_facet CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Weaving, Horse blankets -- Southwest, New -- Catalogs, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology (Museum of New Mexico) -- Catalogs, Navajo textile fabrics -- Catalogs
title_display Navajo saddle blankets : textiles to ride in the American West
title_full Navajo saddle blankets : textiles to ride in the American West / edited by Lane Coulter ; featuring the collection of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
title_short Navajo saddle blankets :
title_sub textiles to ride in the American West
topic_facet CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Weaving, Horse blankets, Navajo textile fabrics