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The G
ermantown weaving is so called because the yarns used
making
the weavings came from Germantown, Pennsylvania.
This came abo
ut when the government wiped out the Navajo s
herd, and sent th
e Navajo people packing to Bosque Rendondo
the tragic “Long Wa
lk”.
During the 1870’s, comme
rcial yarn was almost the only thing
available to weavers, and it w
as imported from Pennsylvania.
The Germantown is one of the mos
t spectacular of all Navajo
weavings.