When Navajo blankets became floor rugs, this is the rug that was among the most popular. It is a variant of the Saddleblanket, widely respected for durability and long wear. The designs started out with plain centers, lacking design under the saddle, a “Plainfield.” This weaver stayed true to the saddle while adding a bold central geometric atop the Plainfield. The extra strong border helps balance and contain the central pattern.
This specimen is a wall hanging with a slight raveled edge, otherwise excellent for age. Measures about 76” x 53”. Note the variegated natural native wool. Handspun hefty.
Plenty of desirable LAZY LINES. Notice also the “natural black,” not fortified. Fair condition. Natural color variation.