Oak Creek Indian Art

Germantown Rugs, Blankets and Samplers

Germantown style Navajo rugs and blankets originate from a period in the 1860's, when over 8,000 Navajo Indians were forcibly located to an area in New Mexico called Bosque Redondo. It was at this internment site that the Navajo weavers began using manufactured yarns dyed with brighter ranges of colors (produced in Germantown, Pennsylvania) than were available through natural wool dying methods. The use of these dyes provided Navajo weavers with the opportunity to experiment with new designs and styles, including the famous "eyedazzler" blankets. Germantown blankets are sometimes recognized by their trademark diamand and cross patterns.

Child's blanket w/indigo / some Germantown yarn

Child's blanket w/indigo / some Germantown yarn

Early pattern child's blanke... More Details

50" x 32 1/2"

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Germantown Moki pillow cover

Germantown Moki pillow cover

Rare pattern. Very tight weave - warp/weft 9/50+ Early pillow cover. One side faded. Some p... More Details

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Germantown sampler (221)

Germantown sampler (221)

Some professional restoration. Beautiful color combination. Circa: ... More Details

17" x 18"

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Germantown sampler  (1539)

Germantown sampler (1539)

Colorful pattern with outlines. Skilled weaver. Tightly woven - wa... More Details

20" x 20"

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Very large Germantown eyedazzler

Very large Germantown eyedazzler

Very large, outstanding museum piece. Exceptional weaver - warp/weft 9/50+ Circa late 1880's - 18... More Details

92" x 57"

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