Navajo Blanket Textile
Archival print of high-resolution photograph of antique Navajo blanket.
Beginning in the late 17th century, the Navajo began weaving wool produced by domesticated sheep, which they had recently started herding based on skills picked up by Spanish settlers. Before long, Navajo weaving skills surpassed those of neighboring tribes, and they produced blankets as commercial items for trade. They were prized, in part, because they served as coats by day and blankets by night and were far lighter than buffalo skins. They were also valued for their beauty. This blanket is from the second phase of Navajo weaving, dating around 1850, when weavers began adding rectangles to their designs, grouped in twos.
Archival Paper: 300g acid-free archival paper
Archival Mounted: Same finish as above but mounted on a firm surface; available only for certain sizes
Archival Brushstroke: A hand-applied finish that mimics oil painting texture; available only for certain prints and sizes; read more here
Listing is for print; frame not included
Image has been digitally remastered to remove (most) imperfections and signs of age; some are purposefully retained for patina
Based on high resolution photos of the original source images for clarity and quality
Printed on archival, acid-free paper
Giclee prints with archival pigmented inks using highest level of color gamut available in printing
Resolution is 300dpi for faithful reproduction of original image
Some graininess or imperfections remain for a vintage, aged look
Why Archival Mounted?
I mostly choose our Archival Mounted printing option for my own use, and here's why.
First, the firm backing means the print can be framed without glass, avoiding bothersome glares! This is especially important for taking photos. Your mounted prints will be ready for Instagram.
Second, mounted prints don't need a frame at all. As long as they have something to lean on—a shelf, a stack of books, a windowsill—they're fine on their own. This lets you move your prints around your house, and easily swap them in and out!