(txna-0013) Rare Old Hopi Manta Dress


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1920s – 1940s Rare Old Hopi Manta Dress

  • Rare Old Hopi Manta Dress
  • Traditionally woven only by Hopi men for a woman to be worn on her marriage
  • Used carefully on special occasions during her lifetime and saved for her to be buried in
  • Thus very few of these weavings are in private hands
  • Center portion of weaving is a black wool with a valley and mountain design, shown by raised linear lines (as pictured)
  • 6 1/4″ borders are an intricate triple diamond pattern (as pictured)
  • Trimmed in commercial green and red yarn
  • Sides fastened into manta dress with same red yarn
  • This piece was acquired at Zuni, Pueblo by nearby Murphy’s Trading Post in Vanderwagon
  • Sharon Murphy is a forth generation trader to the Zunis
  • Dress is tubular
  • 27 1/2″ wide x 41″ long
  • Native American Textiles


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