An exceptionally rare Anasazi weaving, from ancient Arizona. The closely woven yucca, a portion of a matt or blanket, this material could only survive protected in the dry climate of the Southwest. Intact pieces of this size are very rare. Circa 1000 AD or before. Collected on private ranch 1890, and held in the same family for three generations. As a perishable, far rarer than lithic material. A unique window onto material culture of our North American ancestors. Presently in a Rikers mount. Museum worthy.
length: 49 cm/ 19 in
width: 23 cm/ 11 cm