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Navajo Rug

Dublin Core

Title

Navajo Rug

Object

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 composed in horizontal bands of solid colors and zoned geometric designs in natural wool colors and deep reds.

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

43'' Long

Dimension 2

30'' Wide

Object Date

Early 1980s

Material

Wool, natural and synthetic yarns

Construction

Hand-woven on a vertical loom

Decoration

Woven pattern, alternating bands of natural blacks and greys, with accents dyed in deep red

Maker

Isabel Descheenie

Maker Culture

Navajo

Collector

Peter Gold

Accession Number

1983-24-0001

Locale

Southwestern United States

State

Arizona

Country

United States of America

Continent

North America

Comments Object History

Donated by Peter Gold

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/807.