SOLD Navajo Raveled Yarn Germantown Wedge Weave Blanket c. 1890s, 85.5" x 56.5" (T91146A-0121-001)


Additional Information

  • Circa: 1890s
  • Size: 85.5'' x 56.5''

This weaving is in very good condition. There is very minor weft wear near the center, and areas with subtle signs of old restoration along the edges, corners, and center. The selvage is good, and the corners are nicely intact, with slight wear to two of the tassels. The warp count is 10, and the weft count is 44, per inch. Acquired from a private collection in Arizona. Gifted to owner’s grandparents as a wedding gift in December of 1929 by Don Lorenzo Hubbell, Sr.. The descendant's grandmother was Margaret Hubbell, Don Lorenzo's niece and a courier for the Fred Harvey Company. Their grandfather was Andrew Martin Rich, a driver for the Fred Harvey Company. Hubbell and Rich met working for the Fred Harvey Indian Detours and were based Santa Fe. They lived their entire lives in Santa Fe, NM. Copies of photographs are included showing Andrew Martin Rich and Margaret Hubbell at San Ildefonso with Maria Martinez, as they were good friends with Maria. This weaving was also published in the Navajo-Hopi Observer, front page, October 24, 2001, stating it was appraised for $100,000. The weaving is also mentioned in the same journal, front page, October 31, 2001. The newspapers are included. This weaving includes the book “Indian Blankets and their Makers,” copyright 1914, which was in Margaret Hubbell’s personal possession.

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