(txna-0005) 1940s – 1950s Navajo Handwoven Dress, Sash, Pins

$1,100.00

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1940s – 1950s Navajo Handwoven Dress, Sash, Pins

  • 1940s – 1950s Navajo Handwoven Dress, Sash, Pins
  • This Is The Oldest Of The Navajo Hand Woven Textile Dresses That We Have.
  • It is basically two complete rugs.
  • One has the neckline woven into it.
  • Both are joined to create side seems for this style of winter dress.
  • White wool is all natural handspun wool.
  • Black and red are commercial wools with the red being analine dye.
  • The two collar rosette pins and large sash pin are old Zuni.
  • All pins on the dress are German silver with natural turquoise and date to the 1940s.
  • They are both pinned and sewn onto the dress through piercings in the jewelry.
  • The four pins below the neck are Navajo dress pins with the bottom two being repoussed.
  • All are stamped and scalloped.
  • The sash pin has a huge, amazing piece of turquoise and many smaller needlepoint settings around it.

 

  • It is light blue with a matrix of very light yellowish brown, most likely Cerrillos turquoise.
  • It has liquid silver drops around the edges between each stone.
  • Sash is a lovely twill weave sash showing the opposite color when turned over with long fringe.
  • It is in red, black and beige wool and is hand woven.
  • Color pins are 1 1/4″ in diameter.
  • Top two neck pins are 2″ x 1 1/4″.
  • Third rectangular pin measures 1 7/8″ x 1 3/8″.
  • The large bottom repoussed pin measures 3″ x 2 1/4″.
  • Turquoise sash pin measures 3″ x 2 1/2″.
  • The dress measures 4′ long 2′ across.
  • Sash is 4″ wide.
  • The dress is in fabulous condition with no holes.
  • Native American Textiles

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