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Navajo Rug

Dublin Core

Title

Navajo Rug

Object

"Hubbel Revival" Ganado 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

Beige rug with geometric patterns including zig-zags, spirals, and serrate diamonds in bright oranges and 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

65.5'' Long

Dimension 2

41'' Wide

Image Date

c. 1910-1930

Material

Wool, natural and synthetic yarns and dyes

Construction

Hand-woven on a vertical loom

Decoration

Woven pattern of diamonds, spirals, and zig-zags. Synthetic dyes used to achieve bright colors.

Maker Culture

Navajo

Collector

Abby Mathers Wodock

Accession Number

MM00143.13

Locale

Southwestern United States

State

Arizona

Country

United States of America

Continent

North America

Comments Object History

Donated by Abby Mathers Wodock

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/812.