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Navajo Rug

Dublin Core

Title

Navajo Rug

Object

Teec Nos Pos eye-dazzler style

Native Name

Navajo woven textiles originated as clothing, but are most often used today as floor coverings, or hung on walls as decorative objects.

Nomenclature Category

2: FURNISHINGS

Nomenclature Classification Term

Floor Covering

Culture

Navajo

Brief Description

A large woven rug with a diamond pattern with fine, brightly-colored outlines and wide, black border.

Use

De/Do: Navajo woven textiles originated as clothing, but are most often used today as floor coverings, or hung on walls as decorative objects.

Dimension 1

122.5'' Long

Dimension 2

69'' Wide

Object Date

Early to mid-20th Century

Material

Wool, natural and synthetic

Construction

Hand-woven on a vertical loom

Decoration

Woven pattern, dyes

Maker Culture

Navajo

Collector

Vincent and Elinor Ostrom

Accession Number

2015-03-0189

Old Number

MM249.120; CAC#LS-42; OC#226

Locale

Southwestern United States

State

Arizona or New Mexico

Country

United States

Continent

North America

Comments Object History

Donated by the estate of Elinor and Vincent Ostrom

Rights Holder

This item is from the collections of the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. Please contact the museum for use rights.

Subject

FLOOR COVERING:

Provenance

This object is from the collections of the Mathers Museum of World Cultures.

Collection

Citation

“Navajo Rug,” IU Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Digital Exhibits, accessed December 9, 2022, http://dlib.indiana.edu/omeka/mathers/items/show/803.