September 12, 2008 08:00 PM EDT Cincinnati


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Early Late Classic Navajo Serape,

ca 1865-70
with background of raveled reds and tight horizontal motif of terraced three ply Germantown diamonds, each with a central white cross and complemented by deep indigo zigzags and bars, 77" x 52.75".

Results from dye testing:
the light (central) red returned 90% cochineal and 10% lac
the medium (outer third) red returned 50% cochineal and 50% lac
the dark (outer) red returned 100% lac.

Provenance:Property of the Zanesville Museum of Art, Zanesville, OH. Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Fund.

Condition:Tasseled corners intact, two dark 1" rings on one surface, one large outline of circle on one surface, some soiling in white area, and two small breaks in textile with warps broken, one edge (approx. 3") missing cord and one width edge (approx 3") missing last row or two of weaving. Finely woven with 12 warps/inch and 38-42 wefts/inch.

Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$123,375
09/13/2008

 

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