Iris Endures Iris 5: Iris Endures

Wool warp, hand-dyed wool weft
16  by 21 inches

Navajo twill is "loom-controlled" in the sense that the diamond and wave patterns arise from the arrangement of the warps on the loom, with the weft color changes made in ordinary tapestry techniques. The prehistoric Anasazi used this technique, and historically, Navajo used it particularly for saddle blankets. 




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