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Antique Navajo Germantown Weaving

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Territorial Indian Arts and Antiques
7077 E. Main St. #7
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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Antique Navajo Germantown Weaving

A very rare mysterious Yei figure is woven into this brightly colored Germantown wool tapestry. A Navajo Indian mystic figure found in sandpaintings, possibly a Grandfather Horned Toad, note the "tail".

Germantown wool was already spun and dyed in bright colors, saving the weavers much time and effort. The era of 1890-1910 saw many Germantowns.

Two other unusual aspects to this old textile are the placement of a lead slug wrapped in the fringe at the top, and the deliberate space in the fringe on the bottom, like a spirit line.

22" wide by 37" long plus the fringe. All original condition, very nice!

Buyer pays $25.00 for shipping and insurance.

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