wool and cotton
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
Dimensionsheight: 80 in, 203.2000 cm; width: 63 in, 160.0200 cm
InscriptionTag attached was removed and is now in Native Arts Accession File: "1719 Becker".
CollectionIndigenous Arts of North America
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.