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Weaving, Hubbell Revival, Pictorial

Weaving, Hubbell Revival, Pictorial

Department: History
Date: 1890-1900
Medium: Wool (animal fiber), Germantown yarn, synthetic dye
Overall: 62 3/8 x 47 9/16 in. (158.5 x 120.9 cm)
Classification: Furnishings
Credit Line: Albuquerque Museum, gift of Irwin Moise
Object number: PC1977.115.1
DescriptionA Hubbell Revival pictorial ["Moki-style'] weaving. 4-ply S-ply Z-twist commercial Germantown beige; red, dark red, purple shifted to blue, green. Center diamonds with bows, arrows, knives; different red used in beaded stripes. The weaver's signature or a spirit line appears in the upper right quadrant from the center half-diamond.

The red beading in thin stripes is a Pueblo influence from ancestral times. Also has red pictorial elements including knives, bows and arrows. The purple dye in the Germantown yarn, which replaced indigo-dyed yarn in earlier Moki-style blankets, has shifted to a dark blue.
Not on view
Label Text:Beeldléí /Weaving

This Hubbell Revival weaving is made from four-ply Germantown yarn. The yarn, colors and design were all encouraged by trader J.L. Hubbell; it is known as a Hubbell Revival weaving. The thin red and white stripes of "beading" are influenced by ancestral Pueblo weaving methods.

Hubbell also encouraged the use of pictorial elements - design elements representing everyday objects. What pictorial elements do you see in this weaving?