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This Late Classic Period Moki pattern serape earned $16,000 plus the buyer’s premium in September 2021. Image courtesy of Hindman and LiveAuctioneers.

Navajo serapes: centuries of Native tradition

This Late Classic Period Moki pattern serape earned $16,000 plus the buyer’s premium in September 2021. Image courtesy of Hindman and LiveAuctioneers.

This Late Classic Period Moki pattern serape earned $16,000 plus the buyer’s premium in September 2021. Image courtesy of Hindman and LiveAuctioneers.

NEW YORK — The centuries-long weaving tradition practiced by Native American people in the Southwest is as diverse and compelling as the indigenous groups who make these textiles. Navajo serapes, in particular, present a range of geometric designs, from serrated zigzags and diamonds as well as crosses, which are said to represent the mythical Spider Woman.

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