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« on: July 23, 2009, 10:59:15 am »
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I was checking out the local thrift stores and found these two old blankets in the bottom of a box of books which i bought for 5 bucks

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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2009, 11:02:12 am »
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anyone know what they are for?There are two of them and both are two and a half feet by 6 ft.

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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2009, 01:07:12 pm »
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Judging by the dimensions they are either neck scarves or table runners. How thick are they?

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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2009, 04:52:18 pm »
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ecobalance;

You got a hobby weaver, here, been a long time but.... have not done that for a looong time... its too slow!

(My sister is drooling over your pictures and getting my shoulder all slobbery Lips Sealed.) These are meant to be stitched together, into one blanket. Many home-made hand looms are narrow but easier to keep correct tensions, so when a weaver makes something like this, its a non-stop project.

Its a puzzle as to why it was never finished (its very obviously hand made), perhaps the weaver had some misfortune and could not finish it. I think you have something special!

I can tell you what it is but not who/where it was made, it looks like Zuni design, I will venture to say (but I may be wrong.) What is your general location?

Go back to the book store and look more!  Detecting

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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2009, 10:45:01 pm »
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Thanks for the reply,sorry it took me so long to get back.That makes total sence as to why they were so narrow.Someone else had once told me that they were doors for a teepee lol.Thanks again,Don from Coeur'dalene,Idaho   USA

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As far as thickness goes,they are about an eigth inch i think

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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2009, 11:08:28 pm »
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ecobalance;

Yes, that is almost as good as the story about the guy that drank tea all night and was found the next day.... drowned in his ..... teepee.

Well, I had a good hunch, what they were and had to have my sister verify as she is the fabric expert, here. I just know more about weaving than fabric/textiles. How-to not what-is.

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ecobalance;

Sounds (and looks) like hand spun.

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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2010, 08:34:01 pm »
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Happy New Year To You !
 I just read your article a saw the pictures of the blanket. It is similar to the Arapaho or Navaho's tribal blankets! They are truly beautiful! Great Find! If you want to sell it let me know if not ,create a picture frame , gold hue on wood , and mount it on your wall!
 Thanks Again!
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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2010, 08:41:40 pm »
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anyone know what they are for?There are two of them and both are two and a half feet by 6 ft.


Decorative faux Navajo "hallway" rugs made in new mexico or mexico.  I need clear well lit close up picture of the ends to tell for sure.

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