Featured Wool Blanket

Discussion in 'Tribal Art' started by Daniel G, Mar 24, 2020.

  1. Daniel G

    Daniel G Well-Known Member

    I purchased this wool blanket about ten years ago for two reasons: I found it to be aesthetically appealing and practical. At the same time, it cost no more than any other blanket.

    I would appreciate some guidance related to who created it and approximate age. It measures 56” x 84” with a vertical seam down the middle. Thanks so much.

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  2. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    I'm guessing that if there were a label, you would have shown us???
     
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  3. Daniel G

    Daniel G Well-Known Member

    That would be useful info!
     
  4. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

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  5. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    and those with no useful info too !!:oops::oops:
    it looks like it wants to be NA.....but it's not !
    I'm thinking South American...
     
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  6. Daniel G

    Daniel G Well-Known Member

    Interesting. Thank you. Vintage? Modern?
     
  7. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    the wear seems to indicate modern......
    but....
    I don't know where it came from
    or where it was before u got it............... so ??
     
  8. Daniel G

    Daniel G Well-Known Member

    I purchased at auction in Chicago nine or ten years ago. I have had it in cedar chest since that time. So much for the practical consideration. Lol. We moved the chest today and I realized that I placed the blanket in there with a Japanese flag and a silk kimono.
     
  9. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

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  10. Daniel G

    Daniel G Well-Known Member

    I can see some resemblance. I assume the width of 56” is double the standard loom size. I paid $59 inclusive of buyers premium back then before the auction house went online. Like I said, I originally thought of it as a practical solution to cold winter nights. Thanks for your research!
     
  11. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

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  12. Taupou

    Taupou Well-Known Member

    It's Mexican, a variation of the traditional Texcoco pattern, named for the region where it originated, northeast of Mexico City.

    I would say it's mid-20th century, based on similar ones I've seen from that time period.

    Problem with trying to identify from the internet, is that often these are misidentified, and other web sites (worthpoint especially) then repeat the misidentifications on their own pages.

    Whenever you see stripes on the ends, with this white border containing black symbols surrounding a center with variations of diamond shapes, it's considered the Texcoco design pattern.

    The twisted tassels in the corners, and the fact that it is woven in two pieces, is an indication it was made in Mexico. Chimayo weaving will have a fringe across the ends, not a tassel in the corners.
     
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  13. Daniel G

    Daniel G Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Taupou. This is wonderful information. I assume very modest value and probably best just to use as originally intended.
     
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  14. Daniel G

    Daniel G Well-Known Member

  15. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    VERY informative!!! And thanks @Taupou!! I'D love to be able to remember all that....sounds like great info!!
     
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