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Woven by the Grandmothers: 19th-Century Navajo Textiles from the NMAI

October 6, 1996 – January 8, 1997

American Indian Museum Heye Center
One Bowling Green
New York, NY

Location: Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House

Some 40 19th-century Navajo textiles, woven between 1840 and 1880, are on view. Works include boldly patterned chief blankets, poncho sarapes, biil (traditional two-piece dresses), women's striped shoulder blankets, bordered mantas, and diyogi (loosely woven blankets). The exhibition includes discussion by the weavers of the individual objects.