|Wedge weave blanket|
“Wedge weave blankets appear in the 1880s and were made only by a few Navajo weavers. The technique’s origins are unknown. It is used occasionally in other places—for example, in the Andes, Middle East, and Scandinavia, but only as an accent and never for entire blankets.” —Ann Hedlund
“Today, a few weavers are reviving the wedge weave because of its unique structure and striking design possibilities. The sharp diagonal lines and quirky curves along the selvedges make this an appealing alternative to straight tapestry weave.” —Ann Hedlund
Weft-faced plain weave with eccentric wefts
1.28 x 1.91 m
50.394 x 75.197 in
Catalog No. 2004-747-1
Gift of Heather and Oliver Sigworth.