Navajo Man Wearing Pendleton Blanket

  • Dennis Pioche, Navajo Man Wearing Pendleton Blanket, 1992, cottonwood, acrylic, fabric, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 1997.124.75

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Dennis Pioche’s Navajo figures wear traditional trade blankets. These blankets come from the wool mills in Pendleton, Oregon, that have produced blankets, shawls, and robes since the early 1900s. The figures’ solemn expressions and huddled poses suggest they are standing outside in the cold, perhaps at a trading post, waiting for some unknown event.

Title
Navajo Man Wearing Pendleton Blanket
Artists
Date
1992
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
14 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. (36.8 x 10.8 x 8.9 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure male – full length
  • Dress – ethnic – Indian dress
  • Ethnic – Indian – Navajo
Object Number
1997.124.75
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