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  • Spanish-American woven blanket [Object]

    The Spanish brought sheep and heavily framed horizontal looms with them to America. The sheep flourished, providing plentiful wool that could be spun into yarn and then woven into blankets....

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  • Spanish-American striped blanket [Object]

    All wool Spanish-American blanket with pattern of horizontal stripes, mainly blue, white, and brown. Indigo became a popular colour among weavers in the Southwest after the introduction of chemical dye...

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  • Spanish-American woven blanket [Object]

    The Spanish brought sheep and heavily framed horizontal looms with them to America. The sheep flourished, providing plentiful wool that could be spun into yarn and then woven into blankets....

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  • Nine Snowballs Woven Coverlet [Object]

    This popular geometric pattern is known as Nine Snowballs. The use of bright green and its complementary colour, red, lend a cheery air to the design. The wool weft has...

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  • Hooked bed rug (fragment) [Object]

    This beautiful and bright needlework panel is one of two pieces in the collection that have been cut from the same larger textile. They have been identified as being part...

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  • Red and White Nine-Patch Coverlet [Object]

    This bright woven coverlet was made by members of the Amish community in Indiana. The wool that they used, came from sheep kept by Ada Smith, a local school teacher...

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  • Native American striped blanket [Object]

    Little is known about this large woven blanket that has been identified as created by Native Americans. Traditionally blankets made by the Navajo were used as shawls, bed coverings, or...

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  • Native American striped blanket [Object]

    Little is known about this large woven blanket that has been identified as created by Native Americans. Traditionally blankets made by the Navajo were used as shawls, bed coverings, or...

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  • Eagle Blanket [Object]

    The patriotic eagle is a popular motif in American decorative arts. This one, that shows the bird atop a cactus tree with a serpent, is said to have been found...

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  • Bird of Paradise Coverlet [Object]

    This blue and white coverlet has been made with a double weave. The pattern, therefore, shows true on both sides but in reverse colours; white on blue background and blue...

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