March in Montana Auction
Live Auction

March in Montana 2024 Session II

Sat, Mar 16, 2024 01:00PM EDT
Lot 674

Germantown Third Phase Chief's Blanket, 5' x 5'9"

Estimate: $9,000 - $12,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
Navajo Blanket 5' x 5'9" finely woven Germantown 3rd Phase Chief's blanket. Woven from 4-ply Germantown yarns in colors of red, black, ivory and bluish-purple. Germantown yarns were expensive at this time, so more than likely it was the trader who supplied it only to his best weavers. The nine diamond motifs are all done in the stepped layout design. The blanket is very nicely balanced and is in excellent condition. Circa 1890. $9,000-12,000 Provenance: Ranchfolks Navajo Rugs.


No a/b sides. Tassels intact. One and a half inch light stain visible on ivory strip, isolated to one side. Excellent condition considering age.