Engraved woodblock of a "Navajo blanket"

Description
This engraved woodblock of "Navaho blanket" was prepared by the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.; the print was published as Figure 52 (p.387) in an article by Dr. Washington Matthews (1843-1905) entitled “Navajo Weavers” in the Third Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian, 1881-82.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1884
printer
Government Printing Office
publisher
Bureau of American Ethnology
author
Matthews, Washington
place made
United States: District of Columbia
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
engraving (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 10.2 cm x 7 cm x 2.4 cm; 4 in x 2 3/4 in x 15/16 in
ID Number
1980.0219.0421
accession number
1980.0219
catalog number
1980.0219.0421
subject
Native Americans
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Data Source
National Museum of American History