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"Small blanket in white, black and red. This is probably a modern Chimayo blanket that had been acquired by the Navajo, where Hawley evidently collected it." Information from "Textile of the American Southwest" webpage entry on this artifact: Blanket, Hispanic, early 20th century, New Mexico. Donated by Alfred C. Hawley in 1938. Dimensions: 30.5 in. (warp) (32.5 with fringe) x 25.5 in. (weft). Technique: Plain weave with short fringe. Thread count: Warp = 10/in. Weft = 20/in. Fibers: Warp = cotton twine. Weft = 3-ply wool yarn in natural white and dyed black and red, S-twist, Z-spin. Design: Primarily a red background with a white serrated diamond for a central motif. On either side of the central motif are white bands with black auxiliary motifs. The end panels are white with 3 black stripes.

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  • Title: Chimayo Blanket
  • Location: Not Given, New Mexico, United States, North America
  • Physical Dimensions: 30.5 in. (warp) (32.5 with fringe) x 25.5 in. (weft).
  • Type: Blanket
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • External Link: View this object record in the Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center
  • Medium: Warp = cotton twine. Weft = 3-ply wool yarn in natural white and dyed black and red, S-twist, Z-spin
  • USNM Catalog Number(s): E379889-0
  • Photo Credit: Donald E. Hurlbert, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Field: Anthropology
  • Accession Date: 1938-12-14

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