Vintage Navajo Weaving: Transitional Blanket, c.1890, 8’x4’10”



Transitional Blanket

This Vintage Weaving is a ‘Transitional Blanket’ design Circa 1890’s. The weaver is unknown due to the time it was woven. The weaving measures 8ft x 4ft 10 inches.

Transitional Period

The period from 1875 to 1910, when rapid changes in the social environment were occurring, and the Navajo and Pueblo peoples went from living in an unrestricted geographical region to a reservation setting. At this time new weaving materials and new cultural ideas were introduced, and an increasing number of goods were manufactured for non-Indian use. Textile shapes and texture changed to satisfy new uses and demands.