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Navajo Rug

Dublin Core

Title

Navajo Rug

Object

Two Grey Hills Style Rug

Native Name

Dah'iistł'ó refers to both the process of weaving on a loom, and its products.

Nomenclature Category

2: FURNISHINGS

Nomenclature Classification Term

Floor Covering

Culture

Navajo

Brief Description

Tightly woven rug with terraced diamond and serrate triangle designs with a thick, black border, and featuring natural wool colors and dyes.

Use

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

Dimension 1

56'' Long

Dimension 2

43.5'' Wide

Object Date

Early to mid-Twentieth Century

Material

Wool, natural and/or synthetic

Construction

Hand-woven on a vertical loom; plain weave

Decoration

Woven pattern, vegetable dye

Maker Culture

Navajo

Collector

Museum purchase

Accession Number

1964-82-0011

Old Number

1732bl/013

Locale

Navajo Reservation, Southwestern United States

State

Arizona/New Mexico

Country

United States of America

Continent

North America

Comments Object History

Museum Purchase

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/804.