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Navajo Rug

Dublin Core

Title

Navajo Rug

Object

"Germantown" Saddle Blanket 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

Brightly colored woven rug dominated by end-to-end serrate diamond pattern.

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

54'' Long

Dimension 2

36'' Wide

Object Date

Early to mid-Twentieth Century

Material

Wool, synthetic (Germantown) yarns, synthetic dyes

Construction

Hand-woven on a vertical loom

Decoration

Woven pattern featuring serrate diamonds. Bright colors produced with synthetic dyes.

Maker Culture

Navajo

Collector

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Noble

Accession Number

1962-06-0096

Locale

Southwestern United States

State

Arizona/New Mexico

Country

United States of America

Continent

North America

Comments Object History

Donated by Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Noble

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/815.