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Navajo Weavings: Tradition and Trade

On view in the Foster and Muriel McCarl Gallery
The exhibition was made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor.
Runs through June 13, 2021


"Navajo Weavings: Tradition and Trade," in the McCarl Gallery features over twenty rare, colorful and pictorial Navajo weavings created by anonymous Navajo women working on hand looms in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The exhibition showcases a variety of pictorial designs, materials, and symbolic imagery. The earliest object is a man's traditional wearing blanket from about 1860. Later weavings from the early 20th century began to depict the influence of the Anglo world including the incorporation of trains, American flags, and livestock.

Wearing Blanket, Navajo Blanket, Navajo Nation, 1855-1865. The Lucke Collection

Train with Corn Sampler, Navajo Nation, ca. 1890. The Lucke Collection
Reservation, Navajo Nation, ca. 1920. The Lucke Collection