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October 6, 1996 – January 8, 1997
Museum: American Indian Museum New York
Location: Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House
Some 40 19th-century Navajo textiles, woven between 1840 and 1880, are on view. Works include boldly patterned chief blankets, poncho sarapes, biil (traditional two-piece dresses), women's striped shoulder blankets, bordered mantas, and diyogi (loosely woven blankets). The exhibition includes discussion by the weavers of the individual objects.