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Navajo Rug

Dublin Core

Title

Navajo Rug

Object

Western Reservation or Chinle 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

Woven rug with serrate diamond designs in bright colors on a cream-colored background.

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

35.5'' Long

Dimension 2

18'' Wide

Object Date

1930s-40s

Material

Wool, natural and synthetic yarns

Construction

Hand-woven on a vertical loom

Decoration

Woven pattern, geometric designs in bright orange using natural or synthetic dyes

Maker Culture

Navajo

Collector

Harold W. Jordan

Accession Number

1976-27-0005

Old Number

1732ru/018

Locale

Southwestern United States

State

Arizona

Country

United States of America

Continent

North America

Cataloging History

Donated by Harold W. Jordan

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/806.