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Germantown Eyedazzler

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Transitional fancy double saddle blanket, known as a Germantown eyedazzler, to be doubled and used with tassels hanging down horse's rump, also very popular trade item. Three zoens with two serrate diamonds and two serrate diagonals at each end, vertical serrate lines across center, on red...

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Provenance

Purchased by the MFA, April 16, 1899

Credit Line

Museum purchase with general funds

Fancy double saddle blanket

Native North American (Navajo), 1895–99

Object Place

Southwest

Dimensions

136 x 100 cm (53 9/16 x 39 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

99.77

Medium or Technique

Wool tapestry weave with diagonal joins

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles