Navajo tapestry woven with the tufted technique. The Navajos weavers of old often made these type of textiles for utilitarian use as saddle blankets, sleeping mats and cushions to sit on while weaving. The tufted saddle blankets were made with the tufting covering the entire surface. This piece is an experiment with partial tufting to create a three dimensional texture that allows the viewer to peek at the design beneath the locks of wool. The use of unharmonious symmetry and polychromatic saturation interacts with tufts of wool from the Navajo Churro Sheep.