Lately I’ve had a real crush on Native American style knits, in particular coat-length cardigans, that have a 1970’s feel to them. So I’d been flirting with the idea of getting a vintage one in really good condition…
Then I get this email update from Old Navy that they’ve got a sale going and to check out their sweaters. So, I see this very contemporary Old Navy tan and cream geometric cardigan on their site, that had a zig-zag and diamond pattern not overly “Native American” like a Navajo carpet or anything, yet it could easily pass, especially with the tan coloring like buckskin.
The tan by the way, would look great with jade green as shown on the model or even other traditionally Native American jewel tones like coral, turquoise, black onyx and even lapis lazuli blue.
Or are those Egyptian or even Tibetan colors? Amazing how there is such an overlap between cultures, isn’t it? (and another synchronicity, as I type the word “cultures” I hear the man on the talkshow I’m listening to say “cultures!”)
There’s also a geometric patterned cardigan that I have in red, black and white, which I bought way back in the early 1990’s for its geometric pattern and the color scheme. But somehow, I never quite realized it was also very much like a Navajo rug!
Today I looked at that old, rather long cardigan (the length used to bug me!) with a whole new pair of eyes and realized that it indeed it was a “Native American” themed cardigan coat!
Time to get out the Native American silver jewelry and team it with the red, black and white cardigan to give it a whole new lease on life.
By the same token, is a geometric patterned cardigan necessarily Native American?
Moral of the story – start looking at things with a whole new perspective! Life, it just keeps on getting more and more interesting… Enjoy the slideshow!