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Navajo Rug

Dublin Core

Title

Navajo Rug

Object

Yeibechai/ Farmington-Shiprock Yei Style

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

Woven rug featuring pictorial decoration including six figures and various colored 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

76'' Long

Dimension 2

53.5'' Wide

Object Date

1960s

Material

Wool and synthetic yarns

Construction

Hand-woven on a vertical loom

Decoration

Woven pattern (pictorial), brightly colored dyes

Maker Culture

Navajo

Collector

Museum purchase

Accession Number

1964-82-0001

Old Number

1732bl/012

Locale

Navajo Reservation in Southwest 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/805.