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Blanket, Hispanic. Collected by Marjorie Merriweather Post in Chimayó, New Mexico, in 1930. National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, cat. no. 1978.0642.01

Dimensions: 85 in. (warp) x 52 in. (weft).

Technique: Tapestry weave with fringe.

Fibers: wool, aniline dyes.

Design: Light blue background; banding at short edges of alternating white, red, and black lines; three motif blocks of alternating red and black birds edged in white; alternating with arrow motifs.


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