Navajo Woman Wearing Pendleton Blanket

  • Dennis Pioche, Navajo Woman Wearing Pendleton Blanket, 1992, acrylic on carved cottonwood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 1997.124.76

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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 Woman Wearing Pendleton Blanket
Artist
Date
1992
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
overall: 15 1/2 x 6 x 5 in. (39.4 x 15.2 x 12.7 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
Mediums Description
acrylic on carved cottonwood
Classifications
Keywords
  • Ethnic – Indian – Navajo
  • Dress – ethnic – Indian dress
  • Figure female – full length
Object Number
1997.124.76
Palette
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