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Eye Dazzler


In the 1870s, trading posts were established on the Navajo reservation. Weavers could now buy packaged synthetic dyes and commercially manufactured yarns. Produced in Germantown, Pennsylvania, these three- and four-ply yarns added brilliant colors to the weavers’ palette and allowed for expanded styles over and above the more sedate “Chiefs’ Blankets.” Brilliant reds, greens, yellows, blues and their variants were woven into pieces that borrowed from the elaborate serrate diamond patterns of Mexican Saltillo serapes. The brightness of color and stunning designs led to the name “Eye-Dazzlers.”












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