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Classic Germantown Navajo Moqui (Moki) Blanket
Blanket featuring white and red crosses on black, purple and blue striped ground. The blanket is woven from Germantown wools. During the Classic Period, the Navajo made three types of longer than wide serape style blankets. The Moqui (Moki) pattern consisted of alternating stripes of indigo and natural brown, often separated by narrow white stripes. Early traders thought the Hopi made these blankets, hence they were named Moqui, the Spanish word for the Hopi people.
Medium: Dye on Wool.
Materials and Techniques:
Very good condition with lazy lines characteristic of Germantown blankets.
Origin: New Mexico
Date: c. 1880-90
Dimensions: Width 65" | Height 36"