Help identifying Native American saddle blanket

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  1. Nswanson

    Nswanson New Member

    DCBEE3C9-8C84-4DFD-A84F-9944DF92D227.jpeg Looking for help identifying this saddle blanket
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2020
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  2. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Hi, just posting your image FULL SIZE, which YOU can and should do in the future, by, before posting, clicking on the very TOP image that says "POST EVERY IMAGE FULL SIZE".....Thanks!!:):) Oh, and can you give us the dimensions of the blanket please?

  3. Nswanson

    Nswanson New Member

    Thanks for the advice. The blanket is approx. 36x72 I did not get exact measurements
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2020
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  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    it's got a Navajo look to it alright.......
    & the way the red , bleeds at the end.....looks used too..

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  5. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    Way too big to be a saddle blanket.
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  6. Nswanson

    Nswanson New Member

    What do you think it is? Does it look authentic Native American?
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  7. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    Yes, looks Navajo from what we can see in the photos - edge cords, no fringe except for the corner tassels. Pretty simple design. It is a very typical size for a saddle blanket. They were usually folded in half when used. The end where the red dye has bled may have been the side that rested on a sweaty horse, while the other end was on top, away from the body. Could also be used as a rug, of course.
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  8. Nswanson

    Nswanson New Member

    Thank you! what do you think something like this is worth?
  9. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    We generally do not offer values here, as we cannot see the items in person and there are too many variables. But you can check ebay, sold items, for comparable prices. To some extent, possible sale price will depend on your location. It is not a particularly decorative example, and the bleeding dye will reduce value.
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  10. Nswanson

    Nswanson New Member

    Thank you so much for your help!
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