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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

Woven rug with central serrate-diamond motif surrounded by terraced half and quarter-diamond designs, featuring a wide, geometrically decorated border in muted yellows, oranges, and blues that jump out against the natural browns and creams of the wool.

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

44'' Long

Dimension 2

35'' Wide

Object Date

Early to mid-Twentieth Century

Material

Wool, natural and synthetic yarns

Construction

Hand-woven on a vertical loom

Decoration

Woven geometric pattern accented with natural and synthetic dyes

Maker Culture

Navajo

Collector

Crispina and Ian McDonald

Accession Number

1996-03-0066

Locale

Southwestern United States

State

Arizona/New Mexico

Country

United States of America

Continent

North America

Cataloging History

Donated by Crispina and Ian McDonald

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/810.