Vintage Navajo Weaving: Transitional Blanket, Circa 1890, 8′ x 4’10”


Vintage Transitional Blanket

Vintage Transitional Blanket is estimated to have been woven in 1890’s. This is an authentic vintage Navajo weaving. The weaver is unknown. Size: 8′ x 4’10”

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.