Coveted by ethnographic collectors, Navajo saddle blankets have been continuously produced for both Navajo use and trade for more than 160 years.  During the early 20th century, Navajo saddle blankets were preferred by horsemen above all others.

Today saddle blankets find use as floor rugs, wall hangings, and for special occasion under the saddle. Collectors appreciate the unique, timeless Navajo aesthetic displayed by the juxtaposition of simple open fields contrasted by elaborate borders, decorative accents, and bisected design planes.  

At Shiprock we like to imagine the blankets as they were used in the early 20th century, hanging on corral gates and in the barn, but their sophisticated artistry and handmade feel truly complement any modern setting.