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    A LATE CLASSIC NAVAJO SERAPE
    c. 1870 - 1875

    tightly woven of native handspun churro wool in natural ivory and indigo-dyed blue, and raveled bayeta in shades of cochineal-dyed red, with a pattern of finely serrated zigzag bands enclosing small geometric motifs

    Provenance:
    Gifted to Dr. Robert Morris Bertolet, M.D. (1846 - 1882), as payment for his services as a surgeon in the USA Medical Corps (N.M. Territory). Upon Dr. Bertolet's death, this textile was transferred to his brother, Alfred Spang Bertolet, who gifted it to the current owner's grandparents in 1947.

    This lot is accompanied by a copy of the red dye test results.

    Dimensions: 47 ½ x 77 ½ inches







    Condition Report*: In overall excellent condition.  Aprox. three areas, each between 1 1/4" and 3" in length, of loose weft stitches. No fading. No bleeding. A couple of small dark stains.  Selvedge intact. Corner ties with some loss. No apparent restoration.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2009
    19th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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