blanket/rug

blanket/rug

about 1885
Culture
Navajo
Style/Tradition
eyedazzler
Object
blanket, rug
Medium
wool and cotton
Accession Number
1995.76
Credit Line
Gift of The Douglas Society

Navajo artist, Dah’iistł’ó (Eyedazzler), about 1885. Dyed wool and cotton; 80 x 63 in. Denver Art Museum: Gift of The Douglas Society, 1995.76

Dimensions
height: 80 in, 203.2000 cm; width: 63 in, 160.0200 cm
Inscription
Tag attached was removed and is now in Native Arts Accession File: "1719 Becker".
Department
Native Arts
Collection
Indigenous Arts of North America
This object is currently on view
Blankets woven in a riot of vivid colors with dizzying design combinations created a style of textile now referred to as eyedazzlers. Navajo weavers are justly famous for the excellence of their textiles. Over more than three hundred years of artistic production, designs and materials changed frequently. The eyedazzler style was popular with weavers and their customers from about 1880 to 1900 when brightly colored commercial yarns were widely available through newly established trading posts on the Navajo Reservation.