STOLEN - Three Navajo Textiles - Albuquerque, NM

Three Navajo weavings were stolen from Fred Bauer’s booth at the Anique Speciality Mall in Albuquerque, NM on November 27, 2013. 

On Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, the theft of 3 single, saddle blanket-sized Navajo weavings was discovered from Fred Bauer’s booth at The Antique Specialty Mall, 4516 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM. 87108. The 3 stolen weavings are:

  • 1. A pictorial, saddle blanket-sized, 35″ x 29″ farmyard scene weaving with numerous steer, sheep, goats, and a pickup truck, on a bright lime green background with a black, white and red simplified Greek key border

  • 2. An unusual, early 20th century, 28″ x 32,” weaving with 12 floating stripes and a candy cane in red and white, set on a carded natural gray ground with a red, black and white Greek key border. It also has a multicolored fringe in red, blue, white, maroon, yellow and brown.

  • 3. A single, very fine saddle-sized weaving, approximately 24″ x 30,” with serape-style corner decorations in strong blues and reds. It has a plain gray center with 3 woven in initials. (No photo is available of this last weaving.)

If you have any information about these items, please contact Fred Bauer at or Fred Bauer, PO Box 606, Tularosa, NM 88352, Telephone: (575)585-3603/(575)921-3212, or contact officer Phyllis Hernandez of the Albuquerque police department at or phone the department at: (505) 768-2267. The police report number is #13-109256.