A Navajo Classic women's half dress
Circa 1860
The panel finely woven of indigo blue, brown, and raveled lac and cochineal dyed red yarns
55" H x 36.5" W

Provenance: Estate of Tony Berlant, Los Angeles, CA
Gayle Weyher Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
Priavate Collection, Arizona, acquired from the above

Notes: This lot accompanied by the dye test result from Dr. David Wegner dated July 31, 2019 stating 95% cochineal and 5% lac dye as well as indigo blue.

  • Condition: Scattered losses to selvage edge wrapping, the largest: 1.75", an older restoration to top edge with dark brown and red wool, 3" L x .5" W; a second area of older reweaving to upper edge, 1" L x .25" W a third area of older reweaving to the center striped band, 2" L x 1.25" W. Newly added sewn on velcro strips to top edge and an older sewn on inventory tag. Otherwise, overall good condition with soiling and wear commensurate with age and use.

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September 8, 2019 12:00 PM PDT
Monrovia, CA, US

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