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
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.
Navajo Man Wearing Pendleton Blanket
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14 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. (36.8 x 10.8 x 8.9 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
- Figure male – full length
- Dress – ethnic – Indian dress
- Ethnic – Indian – Navajo
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