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Excerpt from the Thaw Catalog: Unlike the Navajo, where women are the weavers, Pueblo weaving was generally done by the men - except at Zuni, where both men and women wove. The Navajos learned to weave from the Pueblos, among whom it is an ancient art. Long before the Spanish introduced the sheep that provided wool, the Pueblo people wove with native cotton and many other vegetal fibers. (c.f. Feder 1971, pl.20; Kent 1983, pl.8) The manta was made at Hopi, but possibly embroidered at another Pueblo. Sotheby's 1982, lot 22.
height 59 in ; width 41.75 in